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How long should a cassette last?(5 posts)

How long should a cassette last?flag
Jun 8, 2001 1:50 PM
I've got a campy 8 speed cassette (veloce) with about 2000 miles on it. I've changed the chain every 700 miles. It doesn't shift like it used to. Do I need a new cassette?
check the cablesHank
Jun 8, 2001 1:54 PM
might just need to lube the cables. I get way more miles out of my chains and cassettes, even on the mtb.
re: How long should a cassette last?Cima Coppi
Jun 8, 2001 1:57 PM
Things to check: Check that the chain you now are running is 8-speed campatible (correct width). Also, make certain the cassette cogs are clean. A steel cassette such as this should last much longer than 2000 miles. Also, check the derailleur pulleys for wear and cleanliness.
Chain mania?Kerry Irons
Jun 8, 2001 6:31 PM
I just changed out a Chorus cassette/Record chain - both had 12K miles on them and the chain had just reached 0.5% elongation (Campy's recommended replacement point). Even getting $15 chains (Veloce chain costs $22), it would have cost me $260 to replace chains as frequently as you do. And this to "save" a $33 cassette? Me thinks you've got things a bit mixed up. In any case, the other's suggestions about cable adjustment and lubing make a lot more sense than thinking your cassette is worn out at 2K miles.
Maintenance schedule?Rusty Coggs
Jun 8, 2001 8:03 PM
Any special routine or lube for getting that kind of chain life? Thanks in advance.