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Old 09-23-08, 07:02 AM
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help...loose cassette

So I purchased an old road bike from a guy over the weekend, last night was the first real ride on it (commute to work) and I noticed a sound of metal moving around. Got to work and checked it out and found that the cassette was loose on the freehub. The guy said he installed a new cassette on the bike, great but it seems he didn't properly install it, which is frustrating because if IMHO you are going to wrench do it right or not at all.

So I need to tighten it, I am fairly new to the wrenching thing (tired of paying college kids at LBS to work on my bikes) and am wondering the tools needed and the process involved of tightening the cassette back on. I did some looking online, but it always makes more sense when you guys answer the OP's question.

Any help guys or gals? I would love to fix it today so I can ride the road bike to work again tonight.
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Old 09-23-08, 07:12 AM
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Assuming this is a current generation Shimano or SRAM cassette, there is a lockring tool made specifically for this and is readily available at any LBS and relatively cheap. Park Tool's FR-5 is the most commonly found version.

If it's an older Shimano cassette, the cogs are held in place by the threaded small cog and you need a "chain whip" to tighten it.
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Old 09-23-08, 07:32 AM
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It's Shimano Interactive glide...that's newer generation, correct?
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Yes it is.
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Old 09-23-08, 10:36 AM
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without a desc. of the wheelset-- I will say that the cassette needs to be tightened with the above desc tools-- however, a used previously messed with cassette could be missing a spacer.
even with the lock ring tight-- the cogs might move.. what kind o bike, what kind of wheelset---
year?
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