BMX - cassette or freewheel
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11-15-08, 12:09 PM
so I was hanging around in my apartment building's garage, working on my bmx's brakes. I had take the wheel off. I went to the other side of a large support pillar to put my broken top cable in the garbage, but when I can back, my wheel was gone. w... t... f? so now I gotta buy a new one. I'm thinking of going for a cassette instead of a freewheel cuz they sound cooler. i like the loud clicking. but I want to know about them before I buy, so I don't screw myself over :P are they more expensive, do they perform better, are they more durable, etc.
11-15-08, 12:41 PM
just get a cassete.
11-15-08, 04:21 PM
free wheel hubs are much cheaper. look to spend about 200 dollars on a cassette rear wheel. even more if you want something custom with a better hub.
You can obtain that really loud clicking by taking out all the greese on the pawls on the driver for the cassette, but it just decreases the life
11-15-08, 06:29 PM
thanks. the wheel I lost was kinda loud, and it was fairly old ('05 I think). my new one on my spare biek is liek totally silent, and I've had it for a month.
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