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How do you tell when a cassette needs replacing?(5 posts)

How do you tell when a cassette needs replacing?DERICK
Jan 22, 2004 8:30 PM
My DA 9spd has about 5000 miles on it. It's time to replace the chain again and I was wondering about the cassette. Is there some visual inspection or tool for measuring wear on a cassette?
Thanks
re: How do you tell when a cassette needs replacing?Scollopini
Jan 22, 2004 9:15 PM
There is a tool for measuring cog wear - but just put a new chain on - if it skips - the cassette is worn out. If that is the case - either buy new cassette for the new chain or put old chain back on and get some extra miles from the old cassette.
re: How do you tell when a cassette needs replacing?Woof the dog
Jan 22, 2004 10:01 PM
if the teeth start lookin hooked, you probbly don't even need that tool

woof.
THE GOD... i mean dog.
H er e 's ho w t o te l l :Dave_Stohler
Jan 23, 2004 12:26 AM
W h e n t h e ch a i n s ta r t s sk i p p i n g .
re: How do you tell when a cassette needs replacing?Chen2
Jan 23, 2004 6:56 AM
On a really worn cassette the teeth will have a shark's tooth look, or hooked. Other problems can also cause chain skipping, like cable adjustment.
~Al