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Old 03-29-20, 02:47 PM
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Hello I'm trying to post a question about how to tell when my cassette is worn but when I post it I get a message saying "not allowed to post URLs until you've posted 10 messages.' Does anyone know what this means and how I can overcome it?
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Old 03-29-20, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by benjamin163 View Post
Hello I'm trying to post a question about how to tell when my cassette is worn but when I post it I get a message saying "not allowed to post URLs until you've posted 10 messages.' Does anyone know what this means and how I can overcome it?
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Old 03-29-20, 03:06 PM
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Don't post a link in your question, would be the first thing.

Why are you asking? If your chain is skipping on the cassette, for instance, then replace both.
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Old 03-29-20, 03:08 PM
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The 10 post requirement is meant to prevent spammers from mucking up the forum. You can easily get to the 10 post threshold by first posting something about yourself in the Introductions forum, adding a few more posts about the problem you are having, and just browsing the other areas adding your comments by topical replies. So reply to these questions to get a few more posts:

1. What type of bike
2. Specifications of drive train
3. How worn is your chain
4. What sort of symptoms
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Hey guys, thanks for trying. Cassette question
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Old 03-30-20, 02:41 AM
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Cheers for that. seven to go ;-)
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Old 03-30-20, 02:44 AM
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Don't post a link in your question, would be the first thing.

Why are you asking? If your chain is skipping on the cassette, for instance, then replace both.
No my chain was stretched so I replaced it but then got into the weeds, took the crank arms off, then the chain ring, then one thing leads to another and you're on your way to doing a full service.
But I just don't know if there's a hard and fast rule to changing the cassette.
What if they produced cassettes with a line in the teeth that showed you how worn each tooth was?
Anyway, chain isn't slipping or anything and soon I can post a pic to get people's opinions.
Thanks for the reply.
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
The 10 post requirement is meant to prevent spammers from mucking up the forum. You can easily get to the 10 post threshold by first posting something about yourself in the Introductions forum, adding a few more posts about the problem you are having, and just browsing the other areas adding your comments by topical replies. So reply to these questions to get a few more posts:

1. What type of bike
2. Specifications of drive train
3. How worn is your chain
4. What sort of symptoms
Thank you for the reply. I will get my 10 posts up.
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Old 03-30-20, 09:00 AM
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I don't measured the length of the chain to know when I need to change it. Never have. I keep track of the mileage using a cheap wired bike computer. I know about how many miles a chain should last. My trike takes 2.7 standard KMC chains. If I buy a chain and a Microshift cassette online it is around $80. To me it is worth changing both the chain and cassette at the same time to avoid possibly wearing out a new chain prematurely skimping on the cassette.
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One thing you can do is go the the manufacturer's site and look at pictures of a new cassette. If a cassette is really worn some of the cogs will be much pointier, scalloped .... depending on how you ride, usually the biggest cog or the smallest will get least wear while the middle ones will gt more ... but it is unlikely that every cog will wear the same. So .... look for the least and most worn looking cogs.

If the chain isn't skipping I'd imagine that your cassette is fine. if your chain is skipping i'd imagine that you would need to adjust the derailleur.

I figure three chains per cassette ... but if you keep everything clean and aren't riding really hard, maybe more ... and less, obviously, if you do ride hard or don't do good maintenance.

Unless I am just making up all this stuff to feel important on the Internet.

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New to site

I too am new here. I guess we need to post some
comments before we can post?
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Old 04-10-20, 01:09 PM
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just post more comments (like I am trying to do right now)
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I knew my cassette was done when the chain started skipping, a quick visit to the LBS confirmed it and they got it squared away.
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i have the same problem
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and because of that could not ask a question on the forum
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I had the same or similar problem after only 7k or 8k miles of using primarily the 38T chainring. I thought the stories of worn out chainrings were wives' tales. Chain just didn't seem right, though I kept plenty of lubes on it and even cleaned it sometimes.

I had to replace the cassette, both front chainrings and the chain. Not cheap.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
One thing you can do is go the the manufacturer's site and look at pictures of a new cassette. If a cassette is really worn some of the cogs will be much pointier, scalloped .... depending on how you ride, usually the biggest cog or the smallest will get least wear while the middle ones will gt more ... but it is unlikely that every cog will wear the same. So .... look for the least and most worn looking cogs.

If the chain isn't skipping I'd imagine that your cassette is fine. if your chain is skipping i'd imagine that you would need to adjust the derailleur.

I figure three chains per cassette ... but if you keep everything clean and aren't riding really hard, maybe more ... and less, obviously, if you do ride hard or don't do good maintenance.

Unless I am just making up all this stuff to feel important on the Internet.

Welcome aboard.
Thanks for this. Good advice.
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