|Shimano Hyperglide cassette?||crestlinefarm|
May 27, 2003 5:33 PM
|I hate to be suspicious but....I bought a Shimano Hyperglide cassette from a friend. Is there a way to tell if the cogs are actual Shimano or if I got some other brand gears with a Hyperglide retaining ring? The individual cogs are marked S-U 12T, S-U 13T, S-U 14T and so on...while the retaining ring is marked Shimano Hyperglide. I thought the cogs were also marked HG or something telling.
Before I make an a$$ out of myself, I thought someone out there might be able to tell me what's up?
May 27, 2003 5:47 PM
|Sure sound like uniglide numbers. Can you mount the cogs both ways? If so, they ain't hyperglide.|
May 27, 2003 8:31 PM
|Do you mean "inside out"? like the smallest cogs near the spokes? I mounted it "right side out" tonight...
Would a Uniglide cassette work?
|well, you COULD do that....||Alexx|
May 29, 2003 5:32 AM
|but, I was referring to individual cogs, not the entire cassette. Still, that is a quick way to tell if the cogs are Uniglide (not likely, since the old uniglide stuff is over 10 years old now), but I wouldn't actually try to ride it that way.
To make a long story short, Hyperglide cogs fit only 1 way, uniglides can fit both ways. Uniglides can fit on a hyperglide carrier, but not the other way around.
May 27, 2003 9:39 PM
|So the S-U means Shimano-Ultegra.
This great photo thanks to Branford Bike shows the Hyperglide lockring with SU on the cog. http://www.branfordbike.com/cassette/cg7bigb.html