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Ultegra Cassette Wobble???(3 posts)

Ultegra Cassette Wobble???linuxmill
Aug 8, 2001 10:28 PM
I'm new to the details of modern road bike componenetry and have a question.
I just purchased a Schwinn Fastback Factory with the Ultegra groupo on it. When the rear wheel is free-wheeling, there is a slight wobble in the rear cassette. I would estimate it to be 1-2 degrees off-axis.

Is this normal?

re: Ultegra Cassette Wobble???PCH Cruiser
Aug 10, 2001 9:14 AM
My 8 speed Ultegra cassette had the same infliction, when coasting the cassette wobbled a little. I mentioned it to the bike shop, they responded with indifference. I road the cassette in that condition for years with no problems, eventually upgraded to nine speed because the shifters wore out.

wobble "normal" for shimanoclub
Aug 12, 2001 9:38 AM
it won't really hurt anything, and lots of shimano hubs have enough play to wobble. xtr does it too. but I never had any wobble with any campy or mavic freehub; tells you something about their relative quality and attention to tolerances, eh?