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How do I transfer my cassette to my new wheel?(6 posts)

How do I transfer my cassette to my new wheel?vram
Mar 5, 2001 7:21 PM
I have a new pair of wheels and would like to transfer my 9-speed campy cassette from my old wheel to my new wheel. How do I do this? Do I need specialized tools for this?

Would it be feasible to shift my cassette from my old (training) wheel to my new (racing wheel) on a regular basis, or would you suggest that I invest in a new cassette??

thanks
re: How do I transfer my cassette to my new wheel?fuzzybunnies
Mar 5, 2001 8:47 PM
To remove the cassette you'll need a lock ring remover, a chain whip and a wrench for the lock ring remover. It is feasible to do the transfers regularly if you have the tools, but is your training bike the same as your racing bike. It's best to keep the cassettes and chains paired for wear life. Hope this helps. TTFN
another considerationDog
Mar 6, 2001 8:37 AM
It's much more convenient to have a cassette on each wheel in case you need it in a hurry.

Also, as long as you are getting another cassette, consider getting one with a different cogset; if you have an 11-23, you might consider an 11-21 if you ride in really flat areas, or a 12-25 or 12-27 if you might venture into the big hills. Then, for important events, you'll have the more ideal gears available.

Doug
another considerationLightBoy
Mar 7, 2001 1:48 PM
I was just considering doing just this. I have a 12-23, and am considering getting a 12-25 for my training wheels. I was wondering though, do I need to make any adjustments to my deraileur(s) when I change wheelsets ans cassettes? If so, what do I need to do?

Thanks!
shouldn'tDog
Mar 7, 2001 3:43 PM
Going from a 23 to a 25 large cog should make no difference; it would only matter if you had cut your chain as short as possible for the 23, and I doubt that occurred. You could probably even put on a 27 cog with no problem. I'd say there's a 99.99% chance you'll be perfectly ok (I've done this many times).

Doug
super!LightBoy
Mar 7, 2001 4:54 PM
Thanks Doug! I appreciate the help.