Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the January Giveaway for the DYU R1 20" City Electric Bike


Loose cassette... or not?
#1
I have mounted several cassettes before and they always feel very snug on the hub once they are locked.
This time i have mounted (twice) a SRAM powerdome on Mavic wheel and it doesn't seem tight. The cassette can move a little bit around, even though the lockring is tight.
Any ideas whether a) I should be worried about it and b) how i can fix?
Thanks!<br />
Manlio

  Reply
#2
Maybe the cassette is narrower than the freehub body? Shimano (and compatible) freehub bodies that are 8/9/10 speed compatible (so, basically most of them at the moment) are too wide for a 10 speed cassette, you need to install a spacer on the side next to the spokes. The current state (loose cassette) is not acceptable, since the chain might jump off and get wedged between cassette and either frame or rear wheel, locking up the wheel. This can lead to a crash.

  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
14,303
09-05-2008, 01:55 PM
Last Post: DaveM

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
How much do you bike per year?
Today 12:45 AM
Counsel on a ‘73 Raleigh
Yesterday 12:09 AM
Failure to stop at stop sign means $500 ...
Yesterday 12:07 AM
paralyzed in a bike crash: Sports Illust...
Yesterday 12:04 AM
First Century
01-17-2022 11:41 PM
pedal crankset axle squeak
01-17-2022 11:23 PM
Finally Snow!
01-17-2022 08:40 PM
Aloha!
01-17-2022 05:19 AM
Question about Leg Shaving
01-17-2022 04:51 AM
Brand New Rusty Steel Split frame Bike
01-17-2022 04:36 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
26 posts
no avatar 2. jeffg
17 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
15 posts
no avatar 4. Jake1
14 posts
no avatar 5. JR Namida
10 posts