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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:16 pm 
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As my addled memory can only hold so much info, can't remember which way 'round it is, but I usually use a bench vice when using a cassette tool.

Mount the tool in the vice, sit the wheel on top, locked into the tool, crack out the chain whip (see what I did there...) then wehay, turn the wheel.

Trouble is, can't remember whether that's for taking the cassette off, or putting it on...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:31 pm 
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+1 on the Sram 850 cassettes. Cheaper than Shimano and a bit lighter.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:34 pm 
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If thats the current state of your cassette in the pic I wouldnt change it,it looks like a quality old 8 speed XT and in good health.Only change when the sprockets appear to be hook shaped.Yours def are not.....


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:16 pm 
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I'd buy Shimano, the higher the number the better. The newest 8 speed cassettes are only 30g heavier than XT 9 speed. The SRAM cassettes have a large gap in the 2-4th largest sprockets ratios which is annoying.

As with the other posts changing a cassette is easy.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:33 pm 
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66 triumph daytona wrote:
If thats the current state of your cassette in the pic I wouldnt change it,it looks like a quality old 8 speed XT and in good health.Only change when the sprockets appear to be hook shaped.Yours def are not.....


Just bought new cassette! Shoud I just ft chain for now and see how it goes?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:42 pm 
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Yep. Unless the chain slips on the old Cassette it'll be fine. I have an XT cassette that has seen half a dozen XT chains!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:10 am 
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Ok will make a nice paperweight for now. Thanks for the advice :mrgreen:


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