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Old 11-03-07, 08:59 PM
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Campy Centaur casette installation question

Hi all,

I've just installed the casette onto Vento wheels, but after tightening the lockring there seems to be a lot of play between the cogs. All of the spacers are in (as per the diagram that came with them), but I'd say there's about 0.5mm - 0.75mm of extra space. Both the wheel and the casette are new.

Any suggestions of what I should do or what I may have done wrong? I'm fairly new to the mechanics side of bicycling, so go easy on me if it's something basic.

Thanks,
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Old 11-03-07, 10:25 PM
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never mind, I figured it out.
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never mind, I figured it out.
Do you mind sharing what the problem was? I'm going to be putting on my Centaur soon, and now I'm wondering if there's a trick I should know about.

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After posting I went back to the casette, tried once more to tighten it, heard a 'ping' and then there was no more resistance on the lockring. There was about another full roatation before all the cogs lined up and the lockring started to tighten again. Everything seemed to be behaving like it should have in the first place.

I first thought I had broken something, but I wasn't tightening that hard so I was puzzled. I took off the casette, completely looked over the cogs, spacers and hubs and couldn't find anything suspect.

I think I had one of the cogs on slightly skewed so when I tightened the lockring it 'wedged' the single cog in place and didn't really tighten the others. It would have been the cog closest to the lockring as there was play between the rest of them, but not that one. I hope that makes sense.

That's the best I can figure out.
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After posting I went back to the casette, tried once more to tighten it, heard a 'ping' and then there was no more resistance on the lockring. There was about another full roatation before all the cogs lined up and the lockring started to tighten again. Everything seemed to be behaving like it should have in the first place.

I first thought I had broken something, but I wasn't tightening that hard so I was puzzled. I took off the casette, completely looked over the cogs, spacers and hubs and couldn't find anything suspect.

I think I had one of the cogs on slightly skewed so when I tightened the lockring it 'wedged' the single cog in place and didn't really tighten the others. It would have been the cog closest to the lockring as there was play between the rest of them, but not that one. I hope that makes sense.

That's the best I can figure out.
Thanks, 'Goat, I guess I just have to get them on straight! Sounds easy enough.

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