|When to change a rear cassette||Raven1911|
Jan 18, 2003 3:25 PM
|When do you all change the rear cassette? I haven't changed mine in about 1 year or so and was wondering if it will affect the shifting performance. Do you change the cassette evertime you change your chain?
|re: When to change a rear cassette||seyboro|
Jan 18, 2003 7:20 PM
|It will take quite a while for a cassette to wear out. Follow a few guidelines and yours will last for a long time:
-keep your drivetrain as clean as possible
-lube properly, especially after a rainy ride
-change your chain when worn (use chainchecker/ruler or ask your LBS to do so)
I take those few precautions and my cassettes last 15 to 20.000 miles.
|when the chain skips....||C-40|
Jan 19, 2003 6:02 AM
|The cassette should be changed if a new chain skips on any cog under a heavy load.
A worn cassette will conform to an old chain. When a new chain is installed, the chain will skip on a severely worn cog. You could only change the worn cog or cogs if they are fastened together in pairs. Two pairs of cogs will cost almost as much as a new cassette. Might as well get them all while you're at it.
With proper maintenance a cassette should last through several chains.