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Installing a cassette

Postby Schwinn-iinng » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:16 pm

Today I installed a new 8 speed Shimano cassette on my road bike but when I gave it a test ride, it would appear the chain does not sit properly on the gears. Each time I pedal one revolution of the gear, the chain would jump a link. I haven't changed the chain either. Would that make a difference?

Can you tell me what I did wrong?
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Postby Birdman » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:47 pm

How many cogs was on the original cassette. 6,7and 8's have the same, 9 and 10 each have a different chain.

Well i'm pretty sure thats how it is.

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Postby Bnej » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:56 pm

You might need a new chain if you haven't changed it - chains tend to stretch out with use at the same time as stretching the teeth on cassettes, so it's normally a good idea to change both at the same time.
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Postby sogood » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:31 pm

Bnej wrote:You might need a new chain if you haven't changed it - chains tend to stretch out with use at the same time as stretching the teeth on cassettes, so it's normally a good idea to change both at the same time.

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Postby Kalgrm » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:50 pm

Bnej wrote:You might need a new chain if you haven't changed it - chains tend to stretch out with use at the same time as stretching the teeth on cassettes, so it's normally a good idea to change both at the same time.

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Postby Schwinn-iinng » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:07 pm

Back to the LBS for a chain.
Thanks guys.
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