Multiple cassettes

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Nozzle
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Postby Nozzle » 09 Mar 2013, 20:59

Thinking of switching out a cassette for one more favourable for climbing. What is the rule re: chains?

Do I need a chain for each cassette or can I switch cassettes and keep the same chain? I regularly check the stretch. Is this enough to ensure I don't trash two cassettes?

Advice is appreciated. Until then I'll stick with my 11-25

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Postby weiyun » 09 Mar 2013, 21:03

No rules.

If you care to go through the troubles, then obviously a cassette-chain pair is best. Otherwise it's a life choice and it's only money. ;)

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Postby rhys » 10 Mar 2013, 00:45

I've been swapping between cassettes no problem for quite a while.

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Postby geoffs » 10 Mar 2013, 07:26

As Weiyun said, keep the chain and cassette as a pair if you want the best life from them

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Postby paul » 10 Mar 2013, 10:34

This is a little off topic.
I have a joining link and take the chain off to clean it.
Does it matter whether or not it goes back on the in the same direction?
Both ends look identical, so unless I mark one somehow, there a is 50/50 chance of it going on back to front.

Paul

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Postby Nozzle » 10 Mar 2013, 10:50


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Postby andrewm » 10 Mar 2013, 12:24

What about a kmc chain?

I never really thought about making sure I put the chain back on the same direction. Maybe I should

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Postby paul » 10 Mar 2013, 12:27

Thanks, I didn't know that.
How about Campagnolo?
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Postby Nozzle » 10 Mar 2013, 17:15

No idea on KMC or Campag.

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Postby Nozzle » 16 Mar 2013, 21:50

So I swapped out my chain and cassette and followed the instructions but neglected to read the fine print for chain length for a 11-28. I'm meant to leave a little extra for the 28t cog. Seems to run ok on the big ring but the derailleur is almost at its limit. I guess it will be ok if I don't cross chain.....

Anyway I've ordered another two chains as wiggle are selling them cheap and my old one on the 11-25 is almost fully worn.


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