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Old 07-11-09, 09:19 AM   #1
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another cassette wiggling around

Hola. i have a Ksyrium elite wheel with a 105 10spd cassette installed and i have actual play in the cassette, meaning i can wiggle the individual cogs by hand with little effort, even with it pretty dang torqued down. i mean, it just seems loose. i think that i am missing the correct spacer, but do not know for sure. The cassette itself came with a plain spacer (no splines). but even with this spacer in place (behind the lagest cog) there is lots of actual play. Do i need to pick up a Mavic specific spacer? Thanks. Ashe.
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Old 07-11-09, 10:02 AM   #2
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You probably need the 2 mm MAVIC spacer in addition to the Shimano spacer. MAVIC cassettes are 2 mm wider than 8, 9-speed Shimano cassettes, the 2 mm MAVIC spacer makes up the difference. The Shimano cassette is 1 mm narrower than the 8, 9-speed cassettes, the 1 mm Shimano spacer makes up the difference. So you need both.

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Also make sure that you use a STEEL spacer instead of an Aluminum one. I just recently had a stock aluminum one fail on a customer's bike. Changing it too a steel one solved the problem.
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That sounds about right. Thanks.
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Why haven't they standardized on the cassette or freehub body widths yet for 10 sp.. I have a Bontrager hub and with a Shimano cassette I needed the 1 mm spacer, but did not need it with a SRAM cassette. Seems easy enough for the industry to standardize, since most other components are.
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Why haven't they standardized on the cassette or freehub body widths yet for 10 sp.. I have a Bontrager hub and with a Shimano cassette I needed the 1 mm spacer, but did not need it with a SRAM cassette. Seems easy enough for the industry to standardize, since most other components are.
And, Campy 10-speed spacing is different from all of the others.

"They" haven't standardized deraileur geometry, shifter cable pull, bottom bracket dimensions, or any of a dozen other items either. Why should cassette spacing be any different?
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