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should i change the cassette?(3 posts)

should i change the cassette?Maverick
Oct 22, 2001 10:21 PM
went for a 100 mile ride last weekend and half way through, one of the pins on my chain gave way and i was forced to continue with the remaining distance with that problem. the thing is, i tried to cutting the chain with a chain cutter but the pin wouldn't break and you can hear the grinding of the chain with the cassettes and r/d every cycle for almost 80 miles. the chain definitely need to be changed now, but should i change the cassette as well? i'm currently using the 9 speed D/A cassette.
Be careful.....Len J
Oct 23, 2001 4:08 AM
that you don't get the loose link caught in the Read Der. If you are cranking hard, you can rip your rear der off the dropout. Not a preety sight.

Go to Parktools.com they have good advice on checking the rear cassette for wear.

Len
DependsKerry Irons
Oct 23, 2001 4:41 PM
How new is your drive train. Odds are it is pretty new, as chain pin failures tend to happen sooner or not at all. If that is the case, your cassette is likely OK. On the other hand, if you have been breaking your chain for cleaning and didn't get it back together properly, then your cogs may be due. In any case DO NOT RIDE THE BIKE WITH THE CHAIN YOU HAVE. As noted in the other reply, you could easily catch the chain in the derailleur and do some serious damage.