Fat Guy in a Little Coat
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Shimano cassette not centered - Help?
Recent install of Ultegra 12-25 10-speed cassette on Easton EA50 wheel with "universal" freehub (8,9,10 speed). I used the Shimano inner freehub spacer which is advised on this type of freehub.
Problem - Cassette is not centered on the hub, meaning that when it turns around I can see the sprocket teeth it go "up and down" and the derailleur spring bouncing in and out to compensate, by about 1-2mm. There is lateral play in the sprockets (at least the higher ones, which are not splinted together.) when they are placed on the freehub, before the lockring is tightened.
Does this matter and if so is there a way to effectively "center" the sprockets on the freehub? Or should I not worry about it?