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Transferring old cassette to new wheels

Postby dudleygb » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:36 pm

Hi guys,
So I have to replace my rear wheel and disc brake (6bolt). I have a Shimano HG62 cassette --> http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... -prod69268
I'm really struggling to find what tool I need to get the thing off.
Is it ok to transfer an existing used cassette to a new wheel?
I have checked out some youtube vids on doing the job, but some are saying the cassette should also be replaced after 1000-2000km's?
I noticed no one reassembles the cassette with any grease or anything and if they do, they dont clarify what grease to use. I got some of this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... p-prod5959 , will it be ok?

I'm eager to learn any tips of tricks before attempting my first cassette job. I dont want to stuff it up.

My new wheels have an XT hub and my existing cassette is HG 62, as mentioned. Is it ok to mix these parts or better to get XT cassette for the XT hub?
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Re: Transferring old cassette to new wheels

Postby OnTrackZeD » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:05 pm

You'll need a chain whip
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... -prod10184
and a cassette lock ring tool
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... -prod10183

I don't normally use any grease with it but if you want to, then I guess any type will do.
If your cassette is still working fine with out slipping then you may reuse it.
Disk bolts might be T25 bolt heads but you need to check it.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... -prod10216
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Re: Transferring old cassette to new wheels

Postby dudleygb » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:17 pm

OnTrackZeD wrote:You'll need a chain whip
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... -prod10184
and a cassette lock ring tool
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... -prod10183

I don't normally use any grease with it but if you want to, then I guess any type will do.
If your cassette is still working fine with out slipping then you may reuse it.
Disk bolts might be T25 bolt heads but you need to check it.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... -prod10216


awesome thx mate, seems pretty straight forward like on the vids then. I have noticed some slipping, I've done around 3000km, so I guess a new cassette is on the cards, I will use this one for now till I can get a new one.
Which cassette could I go for maybe XT?, or just replace the same as I have on now?
I guess one of these will work? http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... 4294962413

I cant wait for a CRC order to refit my cassette to the new wheel, but i found this? Looks like it will work ok.
http://www.pushys.com.au/birzman-lock-r ... sette.html

Thanx again!
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Re: Transferring old cassette to new wheels

Postby Baalzamon » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:15 am

yep the XT M771 will work. Just make sure you get the same size ie 11-34 or 11-36. Would be an idea to refresh your chain at the same time.
For me new cassette = new chain to eliminate any case of slipping.
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Re: Transferring old cassette to new wheels

Postby OnTrackZeD » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:22 pm

Baalzamon wrote:For me new cassette = new chain to eliminate any case of slipping.


+1
Yep if you put a new cassette on then defiantly time for new chain.
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Re: Transferring old cassette to new wheels

Postby bychosis » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:52 pm

Def new cassette with new chain. Usually can get at least two chains per cassette, if not three if you replace your chain before it wears too much by checking the length regularly. So new chain doesn't always = new cassette, but new cassette = new chain.

Don't be fooled into thinking because you have XT means you need to replace with XT, and you can get a cassette with a different ratio (cog sizes) if you feel the need, might need to adjust the chain length depending on the change. Any Shimano cassette with the same number of cogs will work, the main difference between them is the weight. More $ = Less grams. Same with chains, just make sure it's a 10spd one. Not sure if SRAM are cross compatible, I know Shimano and SRAM are cross compatible for 9spd and below.
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Re: Transferring old cassette to new wheels

Postby ozdavo » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:53 pm

dudleygb wrote:
I cant wait for a CRC order to refit my cassette to the new wheel, but i found this? Looks like it will work ok.
http://www.pushys.com.au/birzman-lock-r ... sette.html

Thanx again!


Yeah that will work, although I don't know what the quality is like... haven't heard of that brand.

Lezyne make good gear and have a good one that doubles as a Bottom bracket tool
http://www.pushys.com.au/lezyne-2-in-1- ... -tool.html
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Re: Transferring old cassette to new wheels

Postby Dudleygbu » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:21 pm

ozdavo wrote:
dudleygb wrote:
I cant wait for a CRC order to refit my cassette to the new wheel, but i found this? Looks like it will work ok.
http://www.pushys.com.au/birzman-lock-r ... sette.html

Thanx again!


Yeah that will work, although I don't know what the quality is like... haven't heard of that brand.

Lezyne make good gear and have a good one that doubles as a Bottom bracket tool
http://www.pushys.com.au/lezyne-2-in-1- ... -tool.html
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Awesome thx for that. I decided to go for the birzman because it's compatible with my 1/2" torque wrench. This one is awesome though, 2 in 1 deal. I haven't yet ventured into the bottom bracket yet though:)
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Re: Transferring old cassette to new wheels

Postby dudleygb » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:04 pm

thx all for the valuable info. I will order a new cassette in time. Much appreciated.
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Re: Transferring old cassette to new wheels

Postby Duck! » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:39 pm

ozdavo wrote:Lezyne make good gear and have a good one that doubles as a Bottom bracket tool
http://www.pushys.com.au/lezyne-2-in-1- ... -tool.html
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Funky concept, but in reality a crap design, 'cos it doesn't let you use the easiest method of locknut removal/tightening with the tool held in a bench vice. Not without the high possibility of munting the BB side anyway.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Transferring old cassette to new wheels

Postby koshari » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:16 pm

Duck! wrote:
ozdavo wrote:Lezyne make good gear and have a good one that doubles as a Bottom bracket tool
http://www.pushys.com.au/lezyne-2-in-1- ... -tool.html
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Funky concept, but in reality a crap design, 'cos it doesn't let you use the easiest method of locknut removal/tightening with the tool held in a bench vice. Not without the high possibility of munting the BB side anyway.


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