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Mix and Match Cassette?

throbertothroberto Posts: 9
edited January 2010 in The workshop
I've recently replaced my Shimano 12-25 cassette with a Sram 11-28. I find I never use the 11 tooth sprocket and am missing the 16 tooth which I used quite a bit.

Is there anything to stop me making my own custom cassette out of the two so I have a 12-28 and keep my 16T? I've put such a cassette together so i know that physically it will go together and fit the wheel with the correct spacing but I notice that the teeth don't line up like they did on the original cassettes. Is that going to be a problem when it comes to changing gears? I don't want to knacker anything if this is a big no-no!

Thanks

Rob
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    mixing Sram and Shimano cogs is not a good idea as the shifting ramps are not in the same positions.
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  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,271
    nicklouse wrote:
    mixing Sram and Shimano cogs is not a good idea as the shifting ramps are not in the same positions.

    You won't knacker anything by giving it a spin though!
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  • wgwarburtonwgwarburton Posts: 1,863
    desweller wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    mixing Sram and Shimano cogs is not a good idea as the shifting ramps are not in the same positions.

    You won't knacker anything by giving it a spin though!

    Yeah- it'll run fine when in gear, just might not shift as well as Shimano claim it should.

    I've not used any fancy Shimano gearsets, so I don't know if this is a big deal. You can certainly live without it, but might prefer not to.

    Cheers,
    W.
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