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A cluster of sprockets, commonly 5 to 11 of them, attached to a freehub on the rear wheel.

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What Shimano microspline rear wheel hub would fit my 26in Mavic Cross ride wheels?

Title. I purchased a new Deore 1x12 groupset without realising I would need to change the rear hub to fit the new microspline Shimano introduced a couple of years ago. What would the Shimano rear ...
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installing 1x11 gearset on a 1986 Bianchi Strada

I have a 1986/7 Bianchi Strada it is a 2x5 gearset, a SuginoVP 110 crankset and shimano derailers. I want to convert it to be more like a gravel bike so change it to 1x11 or 1x9 gearset with 11-36 ...
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Loose Cassette - Any Ideas?

I have a loose cassette but the only the top is loose. I took the wheel off and tightened it but it has made no difference? The top 3 or 4 cogs move freely when I hold the cranks so they don't move. ...
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How to fix play in 70's freehub

I have a 70s racing bike equiped with Dura Ace. The cassette was quite wobbly so I dissembled and re-assembled it using new ball bearings & grease.There is still some play left, but to my feeling ...
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All gears perfect except the fastest gear that does not work at all, after replacing the 9 speed Shimano Deore XT cassette

I have replaced the Shimano Deore 9 speed cassette into another. Both are 9 speed and the teeth count matches (it is 11). The low gears with the new cassette work great at expected, but the 9th (the ...
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Can I convert a 1x9 speed bicycle to single speed by putting 9 identical cogs into cassette?

As the cogs in cassette seem separable, can it be converted into single speed by just putting the 9 identical cogs of the gear you like and retaining the rest of the gear mechanism as it was? Such a ...
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Spacing when removing 2nd cog (12t) from Shimano 10 speed cassette

I'm converting a 10 speed Shimano 105, 11-25 cassette from 11-12-13-14-15-17-19-21-23-25 to 11-13-15-16-17-18-19-21-23-25. This gives me kind of a "corn cob" in the middle, with bailouts on ...
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Can you pair a 105 10 Speed Cassette with a 10 Speed Tiagra Derailleur?

I was looking for a 10 Speed Tiagra Casette but was not able to find one. A good deal for a 105 10-Speed Casette caught my eye, so I wanted to ask if it would be possible to pair a 10-Speed Derailleur ...
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How do I convert a 24-speed bike to a seven speed?

I just recently posted another question about the same bike. This Trek that I am getting is a 24 speed and I want to convert it to a 7 speed so it's better rated for rough trails so I can go with my ...
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How to see if my cassette is worn?

I want to know if my cassette is worn. How can I tell as when I change gear it looks like the chain rides ontop of the sprockets rather than connect with them properly. I had to change the chain not ...
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9 speed cassette and shifter with an 11 speed derailleur, will it work?

So recently my uncle gave me a Deore M5100 11 speed RD, but my current setup uses an Alivio shifter with a LTWOO A5 elite RD and an 11-46T cassette. While yes the LTWOO RD is designed to handle a 46T ...
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Repairing the rear drivetrain of an old road bike (issues with 7 speed)

My 7-speed freewheel (13-21t) needs replacing as it is very worn, yet it won't come off the wheel (it's stuck, the bike shop could not get it off). Since the rear wheel is old, for tubular tyres, and ...
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Shimano Cassette Size Change

I recently purchased a wahoo kickr core and I picked up a Shimano Tiagra CS-HG500 11-32t cassette to put on it. Currently I am running an CS-HG500 11-34t cassette and GRX400 setup. Shimano's website ...
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One rear cog doesn't shift down

Recently, I have replaced a chain after noticing that the old one gained 0.75-1 percent of elongation. After that everything worked fine, i.e. shifting was consistent and smooth, drivetrain worked ...
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New freehub body causing chain slack and ghost pedaling

I have replaced my freehub body like-for-like. Now when I freewheel, the top part of the chain goes slack and the pedals spin when I take my feet off them. This usually occurs on old gunked-up ...
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How do I determine if my cassette is worn

I know how to check a chain but how do I check a cassette. Can you visually tell?
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What adjustments do I need to make for changing rear cassette?

I have a triban RC 120 road bike. It uses an 11-34 rear cassette (11/13/15/18/21/24/28/34). I purchased an extra 8-speed cassette for use with a direct drive smart trainer I plan on buying. The only ...
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Cassette lock ring compatibility

Currently I’m using a 36-11t H092 microshift cassette. If I were to purchase shimano hg400, will my fr5.2 tool be able to use it on this lockring?
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Will a 7-speed chain work on a 2x10 speed drivetrain?

Need a new chain for a bike I'm repairing, bike is a 2x10 speed road bike, and I have a spare KMC Z7 7-speed chain. According to KMC, Z7 size is 1/2" x 3/32" The old 10-speed chain is a KMC ...
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Shave 1.85mm off to get an 11s road cassette onto a 10s hub

Does anyone have experience removing material to get an 11s road cassette onto a 10s hub? As per the hub standards, the difference between the width of a 10s and 11s freehub body is 1.85mm. The back ...
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What issues will I have when combining a RD-4700-GS SHIMANO TIAGRA (Rear Derailleur,Medium Cage,10-spd) with a SHIMANO DEORE 10-Spd, 11-36T Cassette?

I have a RD-4700-GS SHIMANO TIAGRA (Rear Derailleur,Medium Cage,10-speed) and a CS-HG50-10 (SHIMANO DEORE, 10-Speed, 11-36T MTB Cassette Sprocket). However, the RD-4700-GS is compatible with a Low ...
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Gear slipping on Cannondale Habit

I have a Habit ebike with 1,700 kms on it. I was having slippage on gears and my bike dealer fitted a new chain and new cable but now it is worse. When looking at the derailleur in the 2nd gear from ...
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Shimano Deore XT 9-speed rear derailleur with 9-speed 11-46T cassette?

I have an early 2000's bike with a 3x9 drivetrain. The front is a 22-34-44. The rear derailleur is a Shimano Deore XT RD-M750 and the cassette is a SRAM PowerGlide II 11-34T. I'd like to change to a ...
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How do I remove this particular rear cassette?

I'm having a hard time trying to remove this cassette; sheer force isn’t working well, nor leverage, here are some photos: The rear wheel is off an old road bike.
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Can I use a Triban RC120 with a TacX direct drive smart trainer?

I have a Triban RC 120 road bike from Decathlon (link). It runs a Microshift 2x8 speed system. I plan on getting a direct drive smart trainer from TacX (TacX Flux). I wanted to know if I can use this ...
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Swapping Ultegra cassette 11-34 for 11-28: spacers?

Swapped the original 11-34 HG800 cassette for the 11-28 R8000 on a Giant SR1 wheel. When taking off the 11-34 I noticed there was an initial spacer mounted on the freehub body. I took it all off then ...
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Problems upshifting with 105 5700 derailleur w/ Roadlink

I found a similar question here but no practical answers, wondering if anyone has encountered anything like this. I have a 105 5700 long cage rear derailleur with Roadlink extender installed and an 11-...
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Are the HG-50 and the HG-81 Shimano cassettes interchangeable?

I run two different eMTBs - a hardtail KTM Macina Action (2014), and a full-sus Scott E-Genius 730 (2017). In rear cassette terms, the bikes were supplied with a Shimano HG-50 and a Shimano HG-81 ...
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If my max cog is 50t and I got a 52t cog

Hello I just bought a ltwoo groupset on ebay because I want to go cheap for my first ride since I'm not sure if I will be riding a lot. I went on the ltwoo website later on and found on that their max ...
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Expand range on xt FC-M5100-2 cranks

I am wanting to convert Giant toughroad SLR from 2x10 to Di2 2x11. It has a QR 135MM rear axle and am told it should accept a shimano 11sp cluster, say the CS-M8000 11 46t The xt cranks are 26 36 ...
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Why doesn't the cassette rotate when I backpedal?

I have an old bicycle where backpedaling causes the cassette to not rotate. Instead, the cassette stays still and the rear derailleur bends, providing new chain to go around the backpedaled chainring. ...
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New hub slipping when powering up?

I recently had my Giant Propel SLR serviced (including new chain, Cassette and a new Hub) as gears were beginning to slip. However after the service when I climb into top / hardest gear and put the ...
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What is the maximum cassette teeth for my mt210 3x9 crankset (44/32/22)

I'm currently assembling a bike. I bought a Shimano mt210 3x9 (44/32/22) crankset. I'm wondering what maximum teeth cassette should I buy that will be suitable and compatible with this crankset? Also ...
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Upgrading gearing help, currently running a 1x9 with a 30t crankset and 11/36t cassette. Can I upgrade to a 11-42t cassette?

I have a 1x9 that I really dislike and want to upgrade. I was told to get a "Shimano Deore FC-M625 Double 2x10 Speed MTB Bike Crankset 38/24T" to upgrade my 1x. I additionally caught a ...
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How to properly tighten "internal" nut on the rear axis?

This is basically a follow-up of my previous question. I am talking about the nut between the frame and the cassette (see attached image). In other words not the "external nut" which fixes ...
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9 Speed Shimano cassette on 10+ speed hub

I've got a 2010 Specialized Tricross with a mostly original drivetrain and wheels. Notably for this question: Front derailleur: Shimano Tiagra Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore LX Chainset: Shimano ...
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Changing cassettes for hills

I currently have a 52-42 front chain ring and a 12-25 cassette on a short cage derailleur,would i be able to change to a 11-34 without any changes to my bike.
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Help determining how many cogs an unlabeled freehub wheel can take

Im replacing my freewheel rear wheel with a freehub one. The wheel that i've found doesn't say anything about how many cogs it can take. It just says that its '26 inches. I want to install a 9 speed ...
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Will a shimano acera rear derailleur work with a shimano altus cassete?

Got sick of breaking rear axles. Im going to convert to a freehub. Currently i have a shimano acera 9 speed rear derailleur. I found a shimano altus cassete which has a huge 36 tooth sprocket which is ...
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Any history on Viscount bicycles?

I managed to pick this Viscount bicycle up from my local scrapyard along with a 1987 women’s BSA bicycle. Both of these bicycles work. The Viscount has a sticker on it saying triple champion 1981 so I ...
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13-34 "custom" cassette on Claris. Will these parts play nicely?

I ride a 2019 Salsa Journeyman. I have Claris 2x8. front is a 46/30 FSA chainset, rear is an 11-34 Sunrace 8-speed cassette [11,13,15,18,21,24,28,34]. I want to pickup a Miche 13t first position cog ...
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Rear cassette Identification

Can anyone identify this type of hub? I need to replace the cassette, but I cant find anything that matches the cassette or hub. Its from a Schwinn Traverse 26". Thanks
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Does bike geometry or wheel affect maximum cog size?

I got a used Cannondale Super X 105 during the winter and when I was getting it ready for the summer, I couldn't index the rear derailleur properly. It wouldn't shift to the largest cog and shifting ...
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Is my cassette made of steel?

I want to know when to change my chain: I purchased the following item: It has two sides: 0,75 % --> for aluminium Cassette 1 % --> for steel cassette (according to https://de.wikipedia.org/...
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When turning cranks backwards, cassette locks up

When I turn my pedals/ cranks the other way, my cassette keeps locking up causing my chain to slacken and I don’t know what’s wrong with it?
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Campagnolo Veloce compatibility - small rear derailleur with larger (29 or larger) cassette?

I recently bought myself a second-hand Condor Fratello. It is fitted with Campy Veloce (mix) groupset, currently with a 12-25 cassette. I'm coming from riding a 105 (11-32 cassette) for years, and ...
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Drive chain swap clarifications

Been thinking about upgrading my drive train, however, I'm not sure if I've fully understood the compatibility part and wanted to get some more clarifications. Currently have an Advent X (10spd) and ...
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Can I use a SRAM 10-speed cassette on my Shimano 105 9 speed groupset?

I'm looking to get a separate wheel for my indoor trainer for easy swapping between indoor and outdoor. I found a used wheel + cassette that has a SRAM 10 speed cassette on it already. Will this work ...
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Gears slipping when back peddaling

So i was out on my bike racing this weekend and i had a pretty fun time but on one of my practice runs my chain fell off so i quickly got off and put it back on and worked perfectly fine from there. ...
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RD + cassette compatability

I have a Shimano 11-42T 10s cassette and Shimano XT M786 SGS Deore RD, can I make these work together by using goatlink or am I wasting my time?

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