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Questions tagged [cassette]

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

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Chain fell between cassette and spokes, what to replace?

My chain fell between the cassette and the spokes while riding, and it destroyed my rear wheel. I know I'll have to replace the wheel, but can I keep the cassette and the chain? There is no visible ...
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Campy freehub body compatibility

If I have a wheel listed as 8-10 speed Campy compatible, will a 11-speed Campagnolo cassette fit it? I seem to remember that they didn't change their standards when they moved to 11-speed, unlike ...
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Replacing rear wheel due to weird sound

My bike is a standard city bike (decathlon btwin elops 300) It has has cassette for 6 gears on the back. A few weeks ago while on the bike I heard a weird sound. I try to understand and the sound is ...
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Is it OK to have a single front chainring paired with 7 speed at the back?

I'm planning to have a single front chain ring to be paired with my 7 speed at the back. I'm still saving up for a 10 speed.
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Multiplication of Cassette Ratios

The title can not explain it more specifically, however, recently I watched a video where I guy explains a calculation and tells the result gives how easily you climb ramps. Here is the calculation: ...
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Should I replace these cassette and chainring?

I saw my bicycle chain very dirty so after many months since last time I cleaned it and I checked the general state of the drivetrain. I totally forgot that a couple of years ago the chain was already ...
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Cassette compatability regarding Shimano 9 speed

I have a Ultegra CS6700 9 speed rear deraileur that came on my bike. Originally the gearing was 12-25, which I changed to 12-27. I was wanting to know of that deraileur would work without a problem ...
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Can hubs last forever?

In theory, could a bicycle hub last forever if you kept overhauling it (and getting new spokes and rims and etc.)? I'd like to know about all the hubs, but what really interests me is whether or not ...
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Bike chain “skipping”, but only when not continuously pedaling

So I put together a bike a couple months ago. New chain, new chainrings (3 speeds), and new rear cassette (8 speeds). Used front and rear derailleurs from a bike co-op. The free wheel is old but seems ...
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Do I need a new rear derailleur if I get a bigger cassette? [duplicate]

I'm considering changing my 10 spd Shimano 105 cassette to an 11 spd Ultegra cassette. Do I have to change the rear derailleur or can I use the existing derailleur? Can the existing derailleur be ...
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Will the Shimano HG41 match nicely with a Shimano Claris derailleur?

I am almost buying a bike equipped with a Shimano Claris group, and I am particularly fond of big hills. So I found lying around my place a new cassette HG41, 11-34 teeth, which is allegedly for MTB. ...
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Cannondale carbon synapse rear cassette size increase.

I'm a 66 year old, 6 ft 3 inch (190cm) 18 and 1/2 stone (117kg / 259 lb) biker ! I own a cannondale carbon synapse with a 32 tooth cassette on the rear wheel that was okay for Mont Ventoux climb ...
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Campagnolo Zonda Ratchet sound

I bought a Campagnolo Zonda C17 recently and noticed how quiet the ratcheting noise was. My friend owns a pair of Zondas but his one is really loud. why is mine silent? i use a 15 cassette.
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Can I add a 11-40 XT or XTR rear cog to a road bike with Di2?

I want to build up a road bike for the Baa Baa Bikepack and want some more large toothed gears. I want to run Di2 with a compact front derailleur and largest toothed cog possible. Ultegra CS-6800 is ...
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Do hardened chains cause more chainring and cassette wear?

I was reading the Sept 2016 issue of Bicycling where they were reviewing the SRAM NX series. The blurb for the SRAM chain (below) states that "The PC-1110 chain SRAM recommends for NX ... has ...
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Rear hub freewheel and casette

I am having some issues with my drive trainsystem. I have changed my chain after quite a while (shame on me) with a new one, that i sized exactly on the same number of links as the old one. When ...
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Using 9 speed bar end shifters in friction mode with 10 speed derailleurs and cassette

I am going to build a new bike, and I'd like to reuse my old bar end shifters if possible. I prefer using them in friction mode. Is it possible to use 9-speed Shimano bar end shifter on friction ...
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SRAM Red 1098 Cassette “teeth”

I noticed on the largest sprocket of my SRAM Red cassette, after every 8th tooth, the tooth is missing. I looked at one on line and noticed the same thing. What is the purpose of not including these ...
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road bike - how to choose chainring (crankset) and cassette size?

I'm going through a 1st bike build (road bike) and looking for some advice on choosing chainring (crankset) and cassette size. I'm pretty much decided on the Shimano Ultegra Groupset (6800), which I ...
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What are the ridges seen on sprockets and chainrings for?

I've always wondered what these ridges below the teeth on sprockets are for. Can anyone enlighten me?
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Changing the free wheel

I'm thinking of changing from 8 speed to 9 speed. What are things I should keep in mind before changing free wheel?
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Upgrading 8 speed shimano Acera RD-M3000 to 11 speed Deore XT M-8000?

I want to upgrade my existing setup, but i wanted to know if the frame will have enough space to make it possible ? Thanks, Sam
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Chain skipping despite new cassette and chain

My chain keeps skipping loudly. Replacing the cassette and chain had no effect. I also zeroed the derailleur to the 5th gear of the cassette and it shifts smoothly. I have also replaced all ball-...
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What 11-32 10 speed cassettes will work with Shimano 105 5700 freehub?

I have a Shimano 105 5700 10 speed hub, currently with a 12-27 cassette. I want to go to an 11-32 cassette. There is no 5700 10 speed cassette that goes beyond the 12-27. There is an Ultegra 11-32 (...
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Upgrading From Ultegra 6600 to 6800 Help

My Ultegra 6600 shifters need replacing. My thought was to replace it with a new 5-piece 6800 set including shifters, front derailleur, rear derailleur SS, an 11-28T cassette and obviously a new chain....
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Will a Shimano MTB 9 speed derailleur work with 10 speed cassette? [duplicate]

In general, what issues am I likely to run into, if I use a 9 speed derailleur with 10 speed cassette? Is the chain width main problem? I'm interested in Shimano XT CS-M771 cassette/XT M772 Shadow 9 ...
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How do I achieve a lower gear on a Norco Bigfoot with a 9 speed cassette?

I have 2015 Norco Bigfoot fat bike which has a Shimano HG-20 11-34T 9 sp cassette a with a Shimano Alivio RDM 4000 SGS 9 sp Rear Derailleur and a Shimano EZ-Fire EF 51 9 sp Rear Shifter. As I live ...
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Rear road bike Shimano cassette wobbling during freewheel

On my road bike with Shimano stuff the rear cassette with all the cogs wobbles when I free wheel it. It is very much like this video on youtube, except the bike I own is nowhere near as good or as ...
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If I replace the cassette on my road bike, should I replace the whole drivetrain? [duplicate]

Relatively new to road cycling, have bought a 2nd hand bike and am thinking some parts of the drivetrain need replacing. Have tried to find this online and can't find any answers. Thanks!
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Will removing extra chainring mess with chain alignment?

I have a folding bike with 1x6 speed. I plan on making it a 1x9. I saw this crank set and cassette, 3x9 speed, for a fairly cheap amount and was thinking of getting them and installing on my bike. If ...
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Difference between Shimano HG and XT cassettes

I'm looking to build a 1x10 commuter bike. Want to decide between these two cassettes XT series: http://a.co/d4ez069 HG series: http://a.co/j4z8KFn How do they differ? I still haven't bought ...
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Freewheel or sprockets?

I ride a MTB with Shimano components and increasingly when I pedal there is a slippage (no noise or resistance) occurring. Might I Need to replace the freewheel mechanism or is this just the sprocket/...
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Gear slipping in gear 24

I use my bike everyday to commute and recently I've noticed that when in gear 24 my bike seems to slip from time to time as though the chain has "lost the gear" and then finds it again. I haven't ...
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Are Ultegra 10 Speed Sprockets available separately?

I'm looking to buy some Ultegra 10 speed sprockets, specifically a 16,18,23 and 25. Are these available separately?
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Choosing a rear derailleur for 11-42t cassette on a SRAM 10-speed 1x system

I have an 11-42t 10 speed cassette and a 42t narrow wide chainring. I cannot work it out definitely whether a Sram long cage rear derailleur will work with it. I think that this one should work but ...
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Is this an unsuitable cassette lockring tool?

I can't get my lockring tool to fit my cassette's lockring. The tool is about 1mm i diameter bigger than the lockring, although they have "hills and valleys" that line up. Here's the lockring: Here'...
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Can the back axle be replaced without removing the gear cassette?

I'm about to replace a back axle for the first time, and I'm confused about whether I need to remove the cassette to do this properly. This is relevant because I don't have the tools to remove the ...
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Can you run 52/39 chain rings with an 11/32 cassette?

Seems most bikes either come with 50/36 rings and an 11/32 or 52/39 rings with an 11/28 cassette. I live in hilly terrain and do need lower gears but often feel spun out with my 50/36 by 11/32, could ...
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Shimano 11-Speed Freehub onto 10-Speed Hub

I have Dura Ace 7801 10-speed wheels. Can I install a Shimano 11-speed free hub onto the 7801 hub?
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Compatibility question

I was wondering on a mountain bike what rear derailleurs work if have a 21 speed bike. Additional information: 7 ring rear cassette and 3 in the front Will an 8 and 9 speed rear derailleur work or ...
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Can I use a Shimano XT 11-gear derailleur with a 10 ring cassette on a mountainbike?

I put a 40-11T 10-gear cassette on my mountainbike, but did not check whether it was compatible with my current xt shadow+ derailleur. Now the derailleur rubs against the cassette in higher gears. In ...
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9 speed derailleur on 7 speed cassette?

I currently have a 7 speed cassette, 7 speed derailleur and 7 speed shifter from Shimano. Unfortunately, my rear derailleur (Shimano Tourney) broke, so I want to replace it with something better. The ...
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Do I need new chainring bolts?

Will a Race Face 'single' chainring be compatible with a sunrace cassette, taking into account both are designed for 10 speed 1x set-up? Can I use the same chainring securing bolts as I currently have;...
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Improve my riding experience [closed]

I'm new to cycling and I've got a borrowed, older, road bike. I believe it's a 10 speed, with 700 series tires. From what I've been told it was a very expensive bike in the 90's. I'm training for my ...
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Upper pulley on rear derailleur (jockey?) very close to cassette?

Useful information: The bike is currently on the smallest sprocket and smallest chainring (smallest rings by pedals and rear wheels incase my terminology is wrong). Rear wheel is currently not ...
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How long can I ride my bike with a worn cassette?

I took my bike to the mechanics the other day and along with needing my chain replaced they said that I also need my cassette changed and the front cogs. I was wondering how long I can ride my bike ...
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Can an individual gear/cog on the rear cassette be replaced?

I'm trying to figure out how the rear cassette is put together, and I found this related question that suggests at least maybe the lowest gears can be replaced. I'm trying to figure out if in general ...
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Which cassette removal tool do I need?

what cassette removal tool do I need for this cassette Is it an FR-5 I need? Also I noticed it said 40NM on it so I'm guessing I need some sort of torque wrench to tighten it up?
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Can I put a lower geared cassette on my bike?

I bought a bike recently that has a 34 front 28 rear gear ratio. It is an Elfama E2500, which is a Korean brand I believe. It has a Shimano Claris (which is rated for up to 32 teeth) rear derailleur ...
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What is a good replacement for my MF-Z012 6 speed wind on cassette?

I'm trying to find a good replacement for my MF-Z012 6 speed wind on cassette. Thing is, I've upgraded my bike with '93 Dura-Ace rear and front derailleurs. Trouble is they are 7-speed compatible. ...