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    Old Cassette Cleaning

    Hi All,

    I have an older 1982 trek that i recently purchased and i have come to notice that the cassette worn/rusted. My question is, how do i go about cleaning this? Any tips? (picture attached below)

    Thanks

    IMG_20110405_204204.jpg

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    If it doesn't skip, and your chain isn't worn, spray it with some lube and run it. If it is an aesthetic thing, spray it and wire brush it.

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    It doesn't look bad to me at all. If it's not skipping or giving you trouble leave it. It was probably that color brand new, lots of cassettes/freewheels are that gray-brown color.
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

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