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Making a custom 9-speed campag cassette

dinosaurdinosaur Posts: 86
edited June 2009 in Workshop
I have just replaced a worn 9 speed campag cassette with a new one that I had lying around. Unfortunately the biggest sprocket is 23T rather than the 26T that I am used to. I think it might be the end of me.

Can I buy a new 26T sprocket and pull out, for example, the 16T from the middle?

I can't imagine that it wouldn't work but would all the shifting still be good? I remember reading that Shimano cassettes have different versions of each size sprocket depending on the size of the neighbouring sprockets - are campag cassettes like this too?

Thanks,
Dinosaur

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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    All sprockets in a cassette are optimised such that teeth profiles / ramps are postioned for easier shifting - you could replace one sprocket but you may find your shift a bit rough
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • dinosaurdinosaur Posts: 86
    Thanks. Yeah, that's what I was kind of expecting. If a single sprocket is much cheaper than a new cassette then I might give it a go anyway to see how well it works.
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