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Thread: Casette wobble

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    Casette wobble

    Hi

    I noticed that if I pick up my bike and spin the back wheel the casette wobbles slightly.

    Is this normal?

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    I would say no. Try tightening the lock ring with one of these.

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    Slight wobble is normal for lower end components. Noticeable wobble is not normal.

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    +1 on the slight wobble with lower end components. I have aftermarket (lower end) hubs on one bike and it wobbles. (kinda tilts on an axis so to speak) where the bike with good shimano hubs is perfectly strait. You can test this theory as I have and go to your LBS and try it out. You'll probably see this happen with brand new bikes. They will probably look at you a little funny, but I'm sure it wouldn't be the strangest thing thy have winessed.

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    Cassette wobble is normal. Individual cog wobble is probably a sign of an issue.
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    If they are Mavic wheels, this is a normal problem as the bushing wears out behind the freehub. Take it to your LBS for replacing.

    If not, slight wobble is normal on cheap 7-8 speed cassettes. If you can move/wiggle an individual cog with your fingers then something is wrong and it needs to be taken apart.

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