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Old 11-11-22, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
Yeah, that's what I want to do, spend a lot of time having to replace my cassette/freewheel because the chain wore off the teeth. Maybe you should carry an extra one or two along with you on your bike so you can change it on the side of the road after it fails...
If it takes you a lot of time to simply swap out a cassette, you're missing the finer art of owning a bike, unless you're just savoring the experience. On the other hand, maybe I should be looking for a 'cheap' trailer to tow behind so I can carry all my 'cheap' parts with when I go riding because surely they're all going to fail.
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I went ahead and ordered one, I'll post back here in the far distant future and let everyone know how it is.
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It'll be great. Vendor has 99.2% positive feedback.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/175122659037?var=474310290974
Here's another good deal that I couldn't pass up. I reuse my links (a lot) until they don't 'snap' any longer because I rotate and wax my chains almost every 2 weeks because of the miles I put on them. Just can't resist a bargain for the parts bin.

If anyone has a good source of inexpensive 11spd chains, please share it. Thanks, Smokey

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I will to add to my arsenal......
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Originally Posted by SpedFast
https://www.ebay.com/itm/175122659037?var=474310290974
Here's another good deal that I couldn't pass up. I reuse my links (a lot) until they don't 'snap' any longer because I rotate and wax my chains almost every 2 weeks because of the miles I put on them. Just can't resist a bargain for the parts bin.

If anyone has a good source of inexpensive 11spd chains, please share it. Thanks, Smokey
I love that the ad calls a cassette a "Flywheel" and calls cogs "Discs".

How long will a carbon steel quick link last?

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Originally Posted by SpedFast
If it takes you a lot of time to simply swap out a cassette, you're missing the finer art of owning a bike, unless you're just savoring the experience. On the other hand, maybe I should be looking for a 'cheap' trailer to tow behind so I can carry all my 'cheap' parts with when I go riding because surely they're all going to fail.
It's not that it takes a lot of time swapping out one cassette, but just the hassle of having to swap them out often because they keep getting chewed up by the chain. I'd rather be riding my bike than having to do a bunch of unnecessary maintenance on it.
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Old 11-12-22, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
I'd rather be riding my bike than having to do a bunch of unnecessary maintenance on it.
Then we agree on something, because I don't like unnecessary maintenance either, but ONLY when it interferes with my riding.
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I've been running cheapo Chinese cassettes on our tandem for a long time, not ebay but Amazon, probably no difference. They've worked out fine, haven't worn faster than anything else, shift fine, etc. For that money I'd try one. As said above, it takes like 15' to swap out a cassette. If it works out fine, you made good wages. I dunno. My cassettes never get chewed up by the chain. They mostly work fine. True, they do wear but over thousands of miles. Nabobs of negativity.
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO
ďHigh quality:Made of high quality steel, anti-corrosive, good heat resistance, do not worry about the long-term use of friction heat, affecting its life.

No noise:This freewheel characterized by smooth rotation without much noise, high precision internal thread, ensure close connection with bicycle hub, smooth operation.

Accurate shifting:The effect of the guide chain is accurate, allowing smooth riding and accurate shifting.

Easy to clean&maintain:It adopts the design of chain guide groove and mud drain hole. The design of the chain guide slot makes the speed change more sensitive, and the mud drain hole is easier to clean and rarely get grubbed up on the inside.

Application:This kind of flywheel is one of the most durable and long-lasting flywheels of multi-speed bicycles.Suitable for mountain bikes and folding bicycles,road bikes ,city bikes,and so on.Ē
If the English copy I wrote way back when I started off my career fresh out of college in 1997 was this bad, my life probably would've been very different today.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
I've been running cheapo Chinese cassettes on our tandem for a long time, not ebay but Amazon, probably no difference. They've worked out fine, haven't worn faster than anything else, shift fine, etc. For that money I'd try one. As said above, it takes like 15' to swap out a cassette. If it works out fine, you made good wages. I dunno. My cassettes never get chewed up by the chain. They mostly work fine. True, they do wear but over thousands of miles. Nabobs of negativity.
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Originally Posted by SpedFast
I went ahead and ordered one, I'll post back here in the far distant future and let everyone know how it is.
The cassette arrived today and I have to say I'm quite impressed. Yes, it is an 11spd and came with all the loose parts pictured. The 9 smaller cogs are screwed together with Phillips head screws, not riveted like most cheap cassettes and freewheels so you could take it apart and replace individual gears if needed. I wrapped an 11spd chain around it and the fit seems good. I'll report again on the shifting at some point in the future. For 9 bucks and free delivery I feel like I scored. Smokey
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Originally Posted by SpedFast
The cassette arrived today and I have to say I'm quite impressed. Yes, it is an 11spd and came with all the loose parts pictured. The 9 smaller cogs are screwed together with Phillips head screws, not riveted like most cheap cassettes and freewheels so you could take it apart and replace individual gears if needed. I wrapped an 11spd chain around it and the fit seems good. I'll report again on the shifting at some point in the future. For 9 bucks and free delivery I feel like I scored. Smokey
You might want to make sure they put threadlocker on those screws.
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Old 11-18-22, 09:36 PM
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So Iíve mentioned this before. Iíll do it again.

Almost everything on your bike is made in China.

However, they are able to make items for a certain price point. Even using the same factory sometimes.

Sometimes it doesnít matter. I got a bunch of $1 Lithium batteries for a camera years ago that were 100% as good as the $40 ones the thing came with. Other times, itís total junk, as stories in this thread have mentioned.

That extra money is quality control.

$9 vs $40 just isnít an issue for me, since Iíd only be needing one. For others, this might be a totally different equation.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
You might want to make sure they put threadlocker on those screws.

Even if you left out those screws the cassette would function perfectly fine.
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee
Even if you left out those screws the cassette would function perfectly fine.
Yeah, good point. Get that lockring torqued down sufficiently and it should be fine.
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