Why is my cassette rattling?

Why is my cassette rattling?

When a cassette lockring loosens you will experience the loud rattling noise and you will probably feel it, too. Because the cogs are steel and if they’re really loose they’ll be jumping around enough to sound like rocks in a rolling tin can. The other issue loose cogs can cause is poor shifting.

How long should a bike cassette last?

Very Roughly: bike cassette can last between 4000 to 6000 miles, and some can last up to 10,000 miles, an equivalent of 3 to 4 chains, it depends on the quality of the cassette itself, maintenance, and riding conditions.

Is it normal for a bike cassette to wobble?

A slight wobble is not uncommon. Certainly not all cassettes wobble but some do and are still within specs. It’s impossible to build the quantity of cassettes that Shimano and SRAM do without some variance in tolerances.

Can you over tighten a cassette?

Can You over-Tighten a Bike Cassette? Yes, you can overtighten a bike cassette and this usually doesn’t end well. If you go way above the torque recommended for your cassette lock ring, you would be overtightening it. This is why using a torque wrench is advised when tightening your cassette.

Can worn cassette cause creaking?

“The cassette can end up moving on the splines, causing creaking, and the tolerances are very small,” he says. “Also, if you have an older SRAM setup, it could be that the bolts in the cassette have come loose.”

How much does it cost to replace a cassette on a bike?

The cost to replace a cassette or freewheel can range anywhere from $25 to upwards of $300 on high end bikes and chainrings can run anywhere from around $40 to $250 on high end bikes.

How long do Shimano cassettes last?

Do bike cassettes wear out?

My rule of thumb is to replace it at 75 per cent wear (as measured with a chain-wear indicator). If you stick with this guideline, your cassette and chainrings will last a lot longer. A cassette, in most cases, can last for approximately two to three chain replacements if they are done at the right time.

How tight does a cassette need to be?

Come on, not finger tight. but at least using a 1′ long wrench and clicking in a few notches till it seems harder to click more than 2 a the time is often enough.

Where do spacers go on cassette?

These spacers go onto the freehub body before the cassette. Tighten the cassette lockring to 40N-m. If you don’t have a torque wrench this can be described as “pretty friggin’ tight!!” and you should have your forearm muscles bulging a little.

How long should bike cassette last?

Do I need torque wrench for cassette?

It’s not important at all. The cassette lockring just has to be tight enough to not come off as it’s not doing anything other than keeping the cassette from sliding off – some cassette lockrings are even make of aluminum. Use a long wrench and put a bit of force behind it and you’ll be fine.