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installing cassetteweiwentg
Nov 21, 2001 6:57 PM
guys, how do I install a new cassette? do I just put the chainrings down on the hub and tighten the screw? do I have to align them in some specific manner? or do I HAVE to get the LBS to do it?
re: installing cassetteAkirasho
Nov 21, 2001 8:30 PM

We abide.

Remain In Light.
re: installing cassetteweiwentg
Nov 22, 2001 6:02 AM
thanks. ouch ... I never suspected I'd need this many tools.
You don't.muncher
Nov 22, 2001 6:24 AM
You just need one sprocket tool with a spanner to fit (adjustable will do) and a whip - 2 min job, if that.
re: installing cassetteRusty McNasty
Nov 22, 2001 7:55 AM
the chainrings go on the CRANKS, not the hub. You put COGS (the cassette) on the hub. You install the new cassette in the reverse of the way you removed it, including tightening the lock ring with the cassette tool. The only tool you Don't need for installation that you did for removal is the chain whip.
re: installing cassetteyomamaisgood
Nov 22, 2001 11:27 AM
You are a fu-kin punk, I'm tired of your chicken sh-t stupid responses. If I ran across you in person I'd bit-h slap you like your daddy should of.
hes have no balls
Nov 22, 2001 11:39 AM
Dudes probably 120 pounds soaking wet and cant even talk smack to his wife, without her smacking him around (that is if any woman was hard up enough to marry him). So this board is the only place he can vent the frustrations of getting his lunch money taken every day of his juvenile life. The internet is relatively safe for him because no one can find him. In the mean time he can strut around like a little banty rooster with his Mr. T starter kit gold chain thinking hes a bad a$$. Dude is pathetic.
hes right.....weiwentg
Nov 22, 2001 12:51 PM
oh, shaddap you idiots. he was just trying to help.
doesn't have to be an.......Ass about it
Nov 22, 2001 8:12 PM
Look at his posts, giving advice is one thing, taking cheap shots at the person he is responding to is uncalled for.
hes right.....good one
Nov 22, 2001 8:27 PM
Dude has it coming, and may I add that the only mcnasty Rusty does is with his boyfriend in the closet.
re: installing cassettenee Spoke Wrench
Nov 22, 2001 8:09 AM
1. A chainwhip, lockring tool and a wrench are required for removal. Use the quick release to hold the lockring remover in place. I hold the wheel on the floor, with the cassette facing away from me, and push down on the chainwhip with my left hand and the wrench with my right.

2. You can't put the cassette on wrong. The splines are designed so the cogs have to match relative each other and won't go on upside down either.

3. Torque spec for the lockring is usually about 30 ft. lbs. That's quite a bit so you shouldn't just spin it back on with your fingers.
Just did two of them....sprockets2
Nov 22, 2001 3:35 PM
and it was a snap. The only special tool you need is whatever fancy gizmo you might need to insert into the lockring thing on the outside of the smallest cog. You need a whip to take them off but NOT to put them on. At least on my gear that's how it goes.

I did Shimano and they have a series of flat surfaces on the inner edge of the ring. One is bigger than the others and as another writer said, you can't miss. Unless you are not careful with the outer smallest one, in which case you can cross-thread it and make a big mess. The lockring torque is pretty low, I believe. Some earlier poster said 30 ft/lbs, whereas I think it might be more like 30 inch/lbs. DO NOT keep cranking away on it until the stack of cogs looses all of the slop on the freehub body, because there is always some movement-however slight-on the Shimano. The rings don't jam on there super-tight, so the assembled thing won't be super-snug either. I cannot speak about others (non-Shimano).

Go for it, it's an easy assembly. Put a touch of oil on the contact surface to keep them from getting mummified.