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how much life do you get out of your cassette?(4 posts)

how much life do you get out of your cassette?ishmael
Mar 8, 2003 10:39 AM
How many chains? Is it a ten speed?
I'm on my second chain and it slips a bit under pressure. I replaced the chain when the first was just over 1/16 steached in 12 inches. Can I get another chain out of the cassette or should I run it into the ground? Will the chain I just put on stop slipping soon?
re: how much life do you get out of your cassette?collinsc
Mar 8, 2003 11:06 AM
If you put a new chain on an old cassette it will slip and make noise for a while. The new chain is perfect, and is banging over all the wear from the old one. If it really bothers you, you need a new cassette, but it should settle down after a short while.
Do a search - you asked the same question last week.Kerry Irons
Mar 10, 2003 7:42 AM
Did you not like the answers you got last week? Hoping for a different outcome this time? You clearly have worn out your cassette, as would be expected with exceeding the Campy specification of 0.5% elongation. Ti cassettes wear about 3X faster than steel, so unless you are losing races by seconds, use steel cassettes, maintain your chain well, and develop a smooth spin. Chain life can easily exceed 5K miles, but YMMV.
Mar 11, 2003 10:06 AM
it was a different question..and my cassette isn't worn out, it's starting to work with the new chain.