Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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You didn't say, did you replace the chain?
I ask for two reasons.
1- you never replace a cassette without replacing the chain, since it's a worn chain that causes the cassette wear. Under normal circumstances you might replace 3 or more chains for every cassette.
2- a worn might have been your problem in the first place. As chains wear they not only stretch* but get more flexible sideways. This can make shift more sluggish especially on smaller sprockets where the jockey wheel is farther away. With the added flex it takes more horizontal deflection to cause the chain to move over and make a shift.
BTW- regardless of whether the bike fell over, double check for a straight hanger, like Flip and Retro Grouch suggest, otherwise you could spend lots of time and dough chasing your tail.
* Chains don't stretch, pin wear allows the links to move apart slightly.
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