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Location: Plano, TEXAS
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How much to tighten a cassette
I have a new set of Easton Circuit wheels and have installed a Shimano Ultegra 10 speed casette, I have a rattle on rough roads. The noise sounds like it is coming from around the casette and have been unable to duplicate the rattle on the workstand.
The lockring says to tighten to 40 NM. When I tightened the lockring to that spec, the freewheel seemed to bind up a little - I loosened the lockring slightly. The individual sprockets have a small amount of play now and I suspect that is where the rattle is coming from.
Should the lockring be tightened to where the sprockets have no play? How strong is the freewheel body - Will it warp with 40 NM torque on the lockring?