- Show me a worn cassette
Anyone have a pic of a worn cassette? I am builing up a bike fromPosted 9 years ago
old parts and need to buy a chain. I know conventional wisdom says replace at same time but money is a bit tight at minute so don’t want to replace something that may not need replacing. How can I tell a worn cassette by eye?shortcutSubscriber
The cassette is definately tired if: the fourth, and or fifth sprockets have pointier tooth profiles than the rest. This wil guarantee chain skipping with a new chain.
Additional tell tale signs are the previous chain being quite worn and the middle ring teeth being hooked.Posted 9 years agofoxyriderMember
I would say that my last XT cassette looked fine but wafter putting anew chain on it (do it every 6 months or so) it jumped like hell. Seems the newer cassettes seem less worn visually before they start to jump! The old ones I have changed in the past have looked a lot more worn before I have changed them?Posted 9 years agoMrTallMember
I once changed a new chain onto an older cassette which then started to skip as soon as any power was put through it. It was annoying at first but i persevered and eventually it stopped as i assume the new chain eventually meshed in nicely with the old cassette.
This was on my commute bike though where it’s easier to put up with chain skipping than when riding offroad.Posted 9 years ago
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