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Old 08-03-21, 03:09 PM
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Shimano cassette organizer/caddy

We got my SO a KICKR, which comes with an 11-speed Shimano cassette. She's planning on using her Trek 1420 with it for the near term, and there was some jiggering to get that to work. But that's not the story here. I hadn't removed a cassette beyond a 7-cog, and those are one piece. So when we took the 11 off the KICKR, Humpty Dumpty hit the floor in pieces. I gathered up the pieces and told her I'd get it organized for her to store, in case she wants to put it back on.

Went looking at all the 3D model sites for a caddy. Kept striking out. Finally, a Google search led me to this thread on BF:
Cassette spindle holder for disassembly, 3D model

I nabbed the STL, printed it up. A little snug for my tastes, but began making mods to it. Finished mucking with it today. It's two pieces...a base that bayonets on and off, and a body that has the mating bayonet bits on one end and threads for the cassette lockring on the other. The threads are a bit fiddly (I find the actual freehub threads a bit fiddly) and the material is thin at them, but seems functional. Cassette can be stacked on this thing, and if you want to unload it directly onto a freehub, you remove the bayonet base, back it up to its destination, and shuffle the pieces across.

I printed ours on a Lulzbot Mini 2, PLA+. Base printed with standard settings, body printed at high resolution (due to fine, fiddly threads).

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Pile'o'cogs and caddy pieces

Caddy body with outermost cog, lockring in place.

Entire cassette stack on caddy body, ready for the base to bayonet on.

Bayonet base in place.

Assembly ready for storage.
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Struggling to get the STLs uploaded. Will see if I was running up against an aggregate limit for photos+files. Seems not. Does anyone have an idea as to how to post large non-photo files? I zipped them up, both together and individually, but it appears they're too big for something in the processing.

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Nice. Looks a little more secure than the ones that come with Shimano cassettes.
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Originally Posted by rlmalisz
Struggling to get the STLs uploaded. Will see if I was running up against an aggregate limit for photos+files. Seems not. Does anyone have an idea as to how to post large non-photo files? I zipped them up, both together and individually, but it appears they're too big for something in the processing.

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Looks great, nice work! You could post it on Thingiverse then share the link here.
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Originally Posted by Pacelineg
Looks great, nice work! You could post it on Thingiverse then share the link here.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4924131
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Originally Posted by rlmalisz
Thanks for sharing, going to print it out now.
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Very, very nice!

But my serious question is whether it is more or less ecological than the masking tape and the paper bag I purchased screws and stuff at my local DIY store that I currently use to store mine?
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I usually use a plastic zip tie but I hadn't considered the environmental impact. I think in the future I may deform a cardboard toilet paper roll for the insert and secure it with a piece of jute bar tape wrapping twine.
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This is great. But since I don't have a 3D printer, I'm just going to reuse the nice one that Shimano included in the package.
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Looks better than the zip ties I use
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