Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-05-08, 04:18 PM   #1
ehron
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cogs separated when I removed it from the wheel

My rear wheel broke. I just pulled the shimano style cassette off the wheel using the appropriate removal tool, and a chain whip. When I pulled it off the 2 smallest cogs came loose. Is this normal, or is my cassette broken?

It seems like this shouldn't matter seeing as how they will just slide back onto the new freehub, but I wanted to make sure. Thanks.
ehron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-08, 04:25 PM   #2
LagunaPaul
..must..get..in..shape..
 
LagunaPaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sunny San Diego
Bikes:
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It is normal that the smallest cogs are separate, stand alone cogs while the larger ones are fixed together. Depending the exact cog, etc the number varies, but 2 sounds normal. You'd have to break and tear a lot of metal to rip a cog to pieces. If you want to post a picture, I'm sure we could make a definite diagnosis.
LagunaPaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-08, 04:38 PM   #3
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 34,111
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 250 Post(s)
Oh, no! You broke it! You'll have to buy a brand new bike.

(Just kidding: that's perfectly normal.

caloso is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-08, 05:34 PM   #4
ehron
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ha, thanks guys. That is what I suspected, but I thought I would verify. You know, with my godlike strength and everything... :-)
ehron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-08, 10:04 PM   #5
Bill Kapaun
Senior Member
 
Bill Kapaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mid Willamette Valley, Orygun
Bikes: 86 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.
Posts: 9,496
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
I've separated the "fixed" cogs on a couple cassettes and use the loose cogs in a "custom" configuration.
Just file off the rivet heads and drive the pins out.
Bill Kapaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:10 PM.