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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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Sharing an 11 speed SRAM wheel with an 11 speed Campagnolo

I have two bikes, one with Campagnolo and one with SRAM red. I want to be able to swap wheels (Primary for Triathlons) but also on my trainer. Why do I need to be aware of?
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Reynolds freehub body with indents [duplicate]

I have a Reynolds AR62 wheel on my road bike. When I took off the Shimano CS-R7000 11-28 cassette, I noticed some indents on the freehub body (see image below). The indents are only present at the ...
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Can a freewheel hub be swapped out for a cassette hub?

I have a very cheap, yet very old, 26" Chinese rear wheel with a freewheel hub mounted on my MTB. The hub, bearings and cones are shot, but the rim is still good. I have two Shimano cassette hubs ...
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I think I have installed my new rear deraileur incorrectly, can anyone give me some advice

I have replaced the derailleur on my daughters Dawes Academy 26, but I think it looks wrong. On the lowest cog (gear 8) the derailleur looks like this: enter image description here: I assumed that ...
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I have a customized Salsa Journeyman Claris. How small can I go for my small chainring? I'm not sure how to verify compatibility

It's a Salsa Journeyman Claris drop bar 650b converted to flat. The flat and drop frames are the same, but the drop comes with road bike components. I have already upgraded a Sunrace 11-40t cassette ...
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Do I need to replace my chain ring and cassette? Images attached

I know I should replace them if they "look like shark teeth", but I don't know what exactly what shark teeth look like. I know they don't exactly look new, but do they need to be replaced ...
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Low sprocket exceeds derailleur max teeth but total capacity within range of derailleur

I plan on keeping a 2x10 drivetrain on a couple of bikes, and I've come across a sale on 10s cassettes. One of the cassettes is a Shimano HG-500 with 11-42t count. The front drive will be either 34-24 ...
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Customizing the smallest cog

I am running on a Shimano Tiagra 10 speed (CS-HG500-10) (12T-28T) and (50-34T front). I'd like to change the smallest cog (12T) to something smaller, i.e., 11 or even 10, to improve my sprints. Is ...
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Freewheel or Cassette

Can someone help me, I currently have a 9 speed cassette on my road bike, I would like to get another pair of wheels with larger tyres so I can swap easy depending on where I'm going without having to ...
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General question about small transmission changes

I am trying to wrap my head around the benefit I may get out of small changes regarding my transmission ratio. Here is the premise: 11-42 cassette (Shimano M7000) 36-26 crankset (Shimano MT600) I ...
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Trek Mamba 2013. 1x11 upgrade

I would like to know if it is worth and possible to upgrade a 2013. Trek Mamba from a 3x9 to a 1x11. Rear hub: Formula DC22
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Do I need a spacer between my cassette and freehub?

I am fitting a modern Shimano 10-speed Hyperglide cassette (CS-HG81-10) to an old Shimano 8 speed hub (FH-M565). Fortunately, it is long enough (approx. 35mm) to take 10-speed. The hub came with a ...
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Yes/no replace chainrings+cassette after chain failure?

I had a pretty bad chain failure a couple of days ago. I bought the bike second hand about a year ago, and in all fairness I had not done much maintenance on it since. I discussed with a friend and ...
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Has anyone had success mixing and matching cassette sprockets for custom ratios?

I have a 9 speed rear cassette that I am looking to replace some or all of. I would love to have a 9 speed cassette with a 10 tooth or even 9 tooth top gear, but the combination doesn't seem to be ...
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Buying parts for an extra set of wheels: will a an 11 speed freehub body accept a 12 speed cassette?

I'm mechanically inclined, but I don't know much about modern bicycles. I have a Rocky Mountain C70. Since I live in the city, I'd love to have a second set of wheels that aren't knobby for the paved ...
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Rear cassette shifting

I replaced my free hub body due to pedal slippage. I also replaced rear cassette and chain for regular maintenance. Since then the problem started and I replaced shifter and cables as well as rear ...
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12 speed cassette touching spokes

Upgraded from 3x9 to 1x12 and encountered the problem with cassette touching spokes. Cassette is Sunrace MZ90 which is advertised as compatible with Shimano Hyperglide freehub bodies. Hub is Shimano ...
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New bike rear derailleur not working correctly

I got this new bike over a week ago, and I was trying to fix the bike's derailing system and I can't seem to get it fixed. I tried watching a ton of videos online on how to adjust your derailleurs ...
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Fitting component group set to bike

I received a Trek One Series 1.2 Alpha 100 and want to replace its components completely. I am trying to make sure I order the correct parts and sizes. How and what do I look for when buying new parts ...
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PG-1130 11 speed cassette hub compatibility

I am building a rear wheel and I have a PG-1130 Sram Cassette(11-42T). On the specifications they say: 11-42t cassette fits 10 and 11-speed non-XD™ driver bodies (1.85mm spacer is required for 11-...
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Using an 8 speed cassette on an 10-11 speed Tiagra FH-RS400

I'm trying to build a new set of wheels for touring trip (2 months) I have planned and can only find a Tiagra FH-RS400 hub. The issues is that my shifters are Claris 3x8 ST-2403-L and cannot support ...
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Convert SRAM Force 11 to single chainring

I bought a bike with an SRAM Force 11 groupset a few years ago and my local bike guy says I'll have to replace the cassette soon. I only use the large chainring in front and that's apparently why I've ...
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Is my bike chain skipping?

I’m new to cycling. I bought Giant Contend AR 1 road. It seemed to be normal the first time I rode it but the second time the chain felt like it was loose. Excuse my ignorance on bike stuff. I really ...
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Dahon Boardwalk 6 conversion

I wish to convert the 6sp to an 8sp. Which model Dahon has the best 8 speed wheel unit to change the existing 6s speed wheel? Also, what 3 speed hub gear would fit with the 6sp/wheel unit? Cheers.
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Shimano 9 Speed Cassette with Microshift Advent 9 Speed Road Shifter

I fancy setting up my old but amazing Cannondale F1000 with a dropbar and corresponding road shifters.The only affordable system I could find for that is the Microshift Advent 9 group. I'm happy with ...
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Changing Shimano Tiagra 12-28 cassette to 11-32

I currently have a Merida Scultura 300 which comes fitted with Shimano Tiagra 50-34 crankset and 12-28 cassette. I'm struggling up some big hills in my area and want to change to a 11-32 Tiagra ...
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Replacing Bontrager Race Lite Freehub

I had excessive play between my cassette cogs, taking the cassette off revealed that the splines are quite chattered up and I believe this is the source of the play. I've ordered a new freehub from ...
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SRAM PG-1130 cassette manual? Meaning of numbers on spacers that go between sprockets?

Took apart the individual sprockets on my SRAM PG-1130 cassette and the spacers (the ones between the cogs) were so dirty I didn't even see the numbers on them but each spacer has an 11 on it (makes ...
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Cross-chaining in terms of angles

I'm building a recumbent trike and have reason to have the rear cassette offset from the cranks. At the same time, the chain is very long, so the offset is compensated. It looks like the chain will ...
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Should I upgrade the hub, cassette or wheel so my bike will make a sound when I don't pedal?

I have a Hardtail 29' M Niner 2016, Shimano XT 10 speed, everything is perfect but I always wanted to have that sound from the hub when I go for a ride, so I want to know what I need to upgrade to ...
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Cassette teeth design

I'm new to the bicycles scene and was trying to 3D draw a bicycle. I'm currently trying to draw an 11 speed 11-30T cassette but I quickly noticed that the design of the teeth of the gears are quite ...
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Cassette upgrade

I have a campy record 8 speed hub/cassette,11 through 23. The rear derailleur is a 7402 Dura Ace. I was hoping to upgrade the cassette to a 13 through 26/28 campy 8 speed. Will the derailleur handle ...
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Shimano 5800 10 speed cassette

I have an 5800 set on my bike. However I changed the rear wheel, which comes with a Shimano FH-M756AL hub, which does not support the 11 speed cassette. So for now, I removed the 21 cog and added a ...
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Replacing the largest sprocket in the cassette with a larger one?

Got this nice old bicycle as a gift from friends, and it has 7 sprockets in the cassette, plus a hub-gear mechanism with three gears (only two of these work though.) To come to work I must ride about ...
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Switching a 11 speed cassette+wheel with a 8 speed freewheel+wheel. Any compatibility issues?

I'm trying to get a pair of training wheels to swap out for my race wheels. I dug up a pair of freewheel compatible wheels and I'm trying to buy freewheels now to fit the bike. The bike's drivetrain ...
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M9 nut for rear wheel axle?

I have been trying to find a bike shop or anywhere that still sells M9 nut which holds on the wheel hub next to the back wheel cassette for the cassette on my back wheel. I have a Vintage Sears Free ...
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Is there any way to remove a rear cassette WITHOUT a cassette wrench?

I've tried to and tried, but just can't do it. Can anyone help me with a way to remove my crappy old 7 speed cassette and install a brand new 11 speed without using a cassette wrench? I'm not rich ...
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10 speed chain on 11 speed cassette

Recently I installed an 11 speed cassette and shift levers on my road bike (105 R7000), but I kept the 10 speed chain that I have. It sort of works fine but on the third cog on the back the chain ...
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Are all Shimano 10 speed cassettes compatible with each other?

I am trying to buy a cassette for my new incoming carbon wheels so that I just switch them with my current wheeyl whenever I need to race/crit without the need to retune the shifter and derailleur. I ...
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Can wheels with XDR and hyperglide drivers be swapped on a bike without readjustment?

I have two wheels I hope to use on the same bike, which is set up with an 11 speed, Rival 1 groupset. The wheel currently on the bike has a Hyperglide driver and a SRAM PG-1130 cassette. The (...
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Will any 10 speed cassette work with a 10 speed shifter?

I have a 10 speed shifter Shimano Deore SL-M610. I replaced the cassette from Shimano CS-HG50, 11-36 to XT M771 10, 11-36 about a yer ago. I'm currently experiencing some issues with the chain ...
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I have an 8-speed GT Aggressor Pro and I want to upgrade it to have 12 rear cogs

I found a really cheap 12-speed SRAM groupset, and I want to know if I can just get a new rear wheel or if I need a new frame.
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(How) should I wax my cassette along with my chains?

A while back I got myself a 5kg block of paraffin (this being the smallest the candlemaking supplies store had to offer) to wax my chains. Then it hit me that the cassettes I have been using are ...
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8 speed shimano claris cassette on Campagnolo Calima C17

I'm looking to replace my two wheels and I've been recommended this Campagnolo Calima C17 Clincher Road Wheelset. I currently have a Shimano Claris 8 speed cassette. The wheels are described as 10/...
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Why do people use bigger cassettes for lower gearing when they could instead use smaller chainrings?

I want lower (sub 1:1) gearing on my next drivetrain but also a decent range, reasonable spacing between gears and still be reasonably light. While looking at different combinations of components, I ...
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Chain cassette noise

Hello fellow cyclists, I just bought a new Home Trainer that has a Shimano 105 Cassette. My Bike has an Ultegra drivetrain with less than 600km (375mi). I have checked the wear of the chain which ...
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What is the difference between Shimano 14-28T MF-TZ20 and Shimano MF-TZ500-6?

What is the difference between Shimano 14-28T MF-TZ20 and Shimano MF-TZ500-6 ? Shimano MF-TZ500-6, Shimano website Shimano 14-28T MF-TZ20, Ebay shop Does it mean that "Shimano 14-28T MF-TZ20" (...
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Soma Wolverine: Ultegra crank with Shimano XT cassette?

I'm hoping to pair a Shimano XT cassette (11-42) and an Ultegra crank (50-34t). Would this work for a Soma Wolverine v2.1 (someone mentioned this wouldn't do for "road cranks on mountain bikes") ?
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How to silence a creaking cassette/freehub body

I have a DT Swiss ARC 1400 Dicut 63 rear wheel. It has a Shimano rear derailleur 11 speed LIGHT (ASL11) freehub body and I have an Ultegra 11-28 11-speed cassette. After a few weeks it started to ...
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Upgrading drive train for Cannondale Trail 6

I am planning to upgrade cassette, rear derailleur, chain rings and front derailleur of 2016 Cannondale Trail 6 I am looking for 11-36 or 11-38 10 speed rear and 2 speed front. Which model I need to ...

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