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Jelly Casette

simonaspinallsimonaspinall Posts: 722
edited March 2010 in Workshop
Hi all

When my rear wheel is free-wheeling the cassette is wobbling slightly.

I've tried tightening the lock-ring and hub lock-rings.

Is it that i've not tightened it enough or is the freehub body bent?

What wheels...?!


  • If you get hold of the casette does it wobble/ feel slightly loose? If so you have a bit if play in the freehub. This is probably not a problem, however it can be cheaply replaced.

    If the lockring is loose you should be able to tell as there will be a gap between the smalest sproket and the lockring. This could be caused by missing spacers, but that would be fairly obvious.
  • It's an 8 speed cassette on an 8 speed hub so no need for spacers. I'll have a feel tonight to see if it's a bit loose but didn't when I last checked.

    Free hub is only a couple of months old so can't see it being through wear.
    What wheels...?!
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    sounds normal for a shimano hub.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • John.TJohn.T Posts: 3,698
    nicklouse wrote:
    sounds normal for a shimano hub.
    +1. Most Shimano type ones do it to some extent. Not a problem.
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