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Looking for spare wheel for turbo trainer, but what cassette

p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
I have a cube agree gtc pro (2012)
Unsure what cassette I have and assume I should put the same on a turbo wheel if I get hold of one?

Ive seen some wheels with hubs but no cassette whats need to fit one?
Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm

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  • If you count the teeth on the smallest and largest gears it will tell you what cassette you have.
    It will be something like 11-25 or 12-28.
    I don't think it matters too much. I use an 11-25 on the road and 12-28 on the turbo.
    Only because I got the 12-28 cheap.
    Fitting a cassette is easy just search on you tube.
    To fit you need a socket like this one (Shimano/Sram)
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CASSETTE-REMOVAL-WITH-CHAIN-WHIP-CASSETTE-SPROCKET-REMOVER-WORKSHOP-TOOL-/330837703770?pt=UK_Spots_Leisure_Cycling_Tools_RepairKits&hash=item4d0776bc5a

    This one also comes with a chain whip which you need to remove a cassette.
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    Thanks
    Do all cassettes come with the end part where you hand tighten it to keep in place as I saw on youtube clip
    Also don't you need a tool to tighten it?
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • twotyredtwotyred Posts: 822
    Yes they do and yes you need a tool. I'd suggest that unless this is something you are going to do regularly go and buy a cassette at your LBS and they will probably fit it to your wheel for nothing.
  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    Thanks
    I believe mine is setup as 10 speed, is it best to keep to a 10 speed too?

    Its only for a turbo trainer wheel so was hoping to pick up something used and cheap.
    Maybe I'll ring around few bike shops to see what they have

    Are there any cassettes I should avoid so it doesn't ruin or misalign my current setup?
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • FatTedFatTed Posts: 1,205
    If you are going to buy a cassette just for the trainer buy a BBB one they are heavy and cheap
    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... bbacass100
  • richaricha Posts: 1,634
    p1tse wrote:
    I believe mine is setup as 10 speed, is it best to keep to a 10 speed too?

    Are there any cassettes I should avoid so it doesn't ruin or misalign my current setup?
    Count the number of sprockets. You will want to match it to ensure even spacing &therefore alignment.
    Rich
  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    Follow a bit of research and taking wheel off its a shimano 12-28 10 speed so assume its a newer tiagra type
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
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