my rear wheel was stolen!

biker0910
biker0910 Posts: 31
edited December 2012 in Workshop
ok so my rear wheel was stolen because I stupidly did not lock it. I still have the rest of the bike. My question is can I just buy a new rear wheel and any cassette and put that on the wheel and then would it work on my bike or do I need to buy more things?
Thanks for any help
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  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    What groupset do you have on it?
  • an old ultegra front and rear mech but the crankset is SRAM
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    Stick to what you had. The crank is irrelevant. If money is tight you could go down in price to a 105 but you must stick a Shimano cassette on the rear as the rear derailleur has to match it by make. I think but aint sure that some SRAM are compatable. A 10 sp ultegra cassette can be bought for around £50 at mo while sales are on.
  • so I must buy an ultegra cassette? No other cassettes will work (except maybe 105 like you said)?
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    Shimano are compatable up and down the range. A 10 speed tiagra would work as much as a 10sp 105 or ultegra.
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    BTW what speed cassette was it? 10 or less?
  • I'm not actually sure! Is there any way of finding out? It doesn't say on the rear mech or the shifters
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    what bike was it and how old? old school way of checking would be to push the lever and count the clicks!!
  • its a boardman team and its the 2010 model
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    At that age most likely a 10sp. Do the shifters have the speed written on them. I have never used Ultegras, purely a Campagnolo man. Right hand shifter may tell you if its a 10 speed. I know Tiagras do as my wifes bike has it written in them. But apart from that i'm a bit ignorant to Shimano shifters and gears.
  • no I used to have tiagra but these ultegra ones don't say
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    If you aint sure, all I can suggest is you press the shifter all the way down/up and count back the amout of times it clicks and the derailleur moves.

    Back to the point you asked. If all you need is a rear wheel and a cassette, best is to just get what you had before. Unless you want to get something better or cheaper. Would also give you the chance to decide if you want a ratio thats more suited to your needs, speed or climbing or all rounder.
  • what kind of ratio is good for all rounder?
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    12-25 is probably best option as a good all rounder
  • thanks for all your help!
  • rozzer32
    rozzer32 Posts: 3,895
    You DON'T have to use a Shimano cassette. A Sram cassette will also work fine.
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  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    I did say some are compatable, just wasn't 100% sure if all are cross compatible before I said so. But, why would you want to put that yank crap on an ultegra setup?
  • majormantra
    majormantra Posts: 2,094
    yank crap

    What are you, twelve? :roll:

    To the OP, you may want to replace your chain as well if you're getting a new cassette, unless it wasn't very old. Google for how to measure chain wear.
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    In a perfect world it would all be Campagnolo anyway.
  • napoleond
    napoleond Posts: 5,992
    If its an ultegra set up on a Boardman it'll be 10sp.
    Merlin are pretty cheap

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  • MichaelW
    MichaelW Posts: 2,164
    Boardman Team wheels usually come with decent quality cartridge-bearing hubs such as Richey or Mavic. The Shimano ones work as well if not better. As long as the freehub fits the Shimano 10-spd spline pattern it will work.
    Shimano and SRAM cassettes both fit this spline pattern.

    Worn chains often slip on new cassettes. Slightly worn chains may not slip but will accelerate wear on your cassette teeth.
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    Well, considering he has no back wheel he can stick on anything he likes. Just so long as its a Shim/Sram fit
  • Yossie
    Yossie Posts: 2,600
    Any cassette will do - Shimano, SRAM, Miche, Campy if used with a one of those funny adjuster things (shift mate or something but that's probably more hassle than its worth at this moment in time). Preferably not Ultegra as its rubbish as its neither here nor there.

    Go for 12/23, 12/25 for all round use. Whack on 11 - 21 if you're a man.

    You'll probably need a new chain to match teh new cassette - Planet X are doing Dura Ace for £20 at the mo' if that floats your boat, oitherwise KMC for £12 or so from CRC - last ages, look good, cheap.
  • In a perfect world it would all be Campagnolo anyway.

    In a perfect world, Campagnolo would be affordable :)
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  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    In a perfect world it would all be Campagnolo anyway.

    In a perfect world, Campagnolo would be affordable :)

    Another way of looking at it, is some other brands are cheap rubbish. You get what you pay for.
  • ADIHEAD
    ADIHEAD Posts: 575
    If you're really unsure about gear ration's wheels etc. Might I suggest you just take it into a reputable LBS and they'll match the wheel, chain and cassette for you. I'm guessing if you're unsure if you're running 9 or 10sp, you're probably not familiar with fitting new wheels, chains and cassettes? Seriously, it might cost you a little more but you'll get the job done well and hopefully avoid the snoberry over component choices you unfortunately get on these forums....
  • ADIHEAD wrote:
    and hopefully avoid the snoberry over component choices you unfortunately get on these forums....

    Indeed!
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  • StillGoing
    StillGoing Posts: 5,211
    In a perfect world it would all be Campagnolo anyway.

    In a perfect world, Campagnolo would be affordable :)

    Another way of looking at it, is some other brands are cheap rubbish. You get what you pay for.

    You really are immature aren't you. :roll:

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    emotionally undeveloped; juvenile; childish.
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  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    Wow, I'm hurt and shocked!!

    That I give my opinion (which I'm sure I'm allowed to do) Then you turn up and without offering any other advice to the original question decide to jump on my back.

    And you call me immature.

    Come back when you have a valid point to make or bore off.

    p.s did you know what immature meant or did you have to Wikipedia it?
  • StillGoing
    StillGoing Posts: 5,211
    The fact that SRAM and Shimano are fully compatible has already been covered, advice which you wrongly implied wasn't so. First you come and give incorrect advice to the OP and then rather than give any substance to your view of other manufacturers, simply post childish disparaging remarks about them. The explanation of what immature means is entirely for your benefit as if you didn't know.

    OP, sorry for the interruption.
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