Bicycle Mechanics - replacing 10 speed. cassette
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08-24-08, 06:18 PM
Hey all. The rear cassette on my 10 speed needs replacement. 5th gear is missing a couple of teeth. I have an old huffy mountain bike, 15 speed. I would like to take the rear cassette, axel, etc, and use them on my road bike. Is there any problems with doing this? Or should I just try to find another old 10 speed, and take the rim from it?
I think what you have is a 5-speed freewheel. You should be able to replace the freewheel with another 5-speed freewheel.
08-25-08, 08:40 AM
So, all I need to do is take the freewheel off of the old mountain bike, and replace the one on my ten speed (provided I have the correct tools, of course). If that's all I need to do , that will be great. Time to start looking around for directions :thumb:
08-25-08, 08:57 AM
Park Tool website has the instructions and shows the needed tools. One thing to look at, your MTB and road bike probably have different numbers of teeth on the cogs. If they do, this will change the gearing of your bike and, if the difference is large enough, may cause problems with your rear derailer (many road bike derailers aren't made for freewheels/cassettes with larger cogs). 5 speed freewheels are pretty inexpensive and easy to come by so you may want to get the right one.
08-30-08, 09:36 AM
I think I'll hold off on replacing it until spring. I'm not sure if I want to get new rim, or what yet, so before I spend any money, I'm going to thing it through. BTW harris bicycle sell new freewheels for about 15 dollars. Thanks for the input. :0)
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