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Old 05-19-07, 10:22 PM   #1
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where to find pics of lots of worn,semi-worn cassettes?

i want to develop an eye for when a cassette will need replacing. Any pics of cassettes with different degrees of wear I can take a look at? like a photo record of a cassette new, at 1000 miles, 5k miles, worn out etc?
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Old 05-20-07, 04:19 AM   #2
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This is a fully worn sprocket and chain



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Not quite so badly worn



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This is a fully worn sprocket and chain

Nice outfit, too.
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i want to develop an eye for when a cassette will need replacing. Any pics of cassettes with different degrees of wear I can take a look at? like a photo record of a cassette new, at 1000 miles, 5k miles, worn out etc?
I can't tell just by looking unless they are really, really bad.

Chains are cheap. When the distance between 24 links of chain exceeds 12 1/16", it's time to replace the chain. If the distance exceeds 12 1/8", you'll probably have to replace the cassette too because the new chain is going to skip in your favorite cogs.
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Check out this link:

http://sheldonbrown.com/chains.html

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