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Can I install a different rear cassette?

Old 07-21-11, 01:24 AM
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Can I install a different rear cassette?

I have a Shimano DA 7900 set on my bike. I intend to purchase another wheelset for training and was wondering if I could install a less expensive rear cassette, such as the Ultegra 6700 or SRAM. Compact crank with 7900 chain. The chain is asymmetrical if it makes a difference.
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yeah, ill trade you my sora for your DA! you should be able to easily find a cheaper cassette that works. the gurus will be of more help, but there should be quite a few cassettes that just swap out no problem(if you have the tools). then again, if you have some weird setup, maybe not. but definitely anything shimano should be easy, as long as you have the same number of gears.

now ill let the gurus speak...
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Originally Posted by mossi View Post
I have a Shimano DA 7900 set on my bike. I intend to purchase another wheelset for training and was wondering if I could install a less expensive rear cassette, such as the Ultegra 6700 or SRAM. Compact crank with 7900 chain. The chain is asymmetrical if it makes a difference.
yes.
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Originally Posted by pdedes View Post
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Any Shimano or SRAM 10 speed will work.
Be aware that if you go with a significantly larger big cog, you may need a longer chain and if you go with a big cog greater than 28 tooth you are getting beyond the specified clearance for a typical road group RD.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx9zNW7fhjY

There are literally dozens of instructional videos on youtube and other places to show you how to do this; the one above was the first that popped up. I would probably have the bike shop show you how to do it when you buy the cassette and tools. Don't worry about spending money on tools. You only have to buy the stuff once, and then you can change cassettes whenever you want.
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