10Sp Road Cassette for Alloy Freehub

blu3cat
blu3cat Posts: 1,016
edited August 2014 in Workshop
Hi,

Whilst my rear wheel is hopefully being warrantied, when removing the cassette, I noticed a bit of notching on the freehub body.

I was using a 105 5700 cassette, with half of the splines removed to save weight :roll: .

Any one got any advice for a sensibly priced 10sp road cassette which will minimise the notching for when the wheel comes back?
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FCN = 3 - 5
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Comments

  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    105 is the worst... Tiagra and Ultegra are better
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  • blu3cat
    blu3cat Posts: 1,016
    Thanks for the advice, will see if i can get a 10 sp ultegra cassette then.
    "Bed is for sleepy people.
    Let's get a kebab and go to a disco."

    FCN = 3 - 5
    Colnago World Cup 2
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Why would 105 be any different from Tiagra or Ultegra? I'd have thought that not removing half the splines would be a better recommendation. Or a steel bodied freehub?
  • blu3cat
    blu3cat Posts: 1,016
    Rumour is that there is a steel freehub for my wheels (Kinesis CX Disc), but getting hold of one is a different matter. I'd even consider stepping up to a titanium one, if the cost wasn't too much more.
    "Bed is for sleepy people.
    Let's get a kebab and go to a disco."

    FCN = 3 - 5
    Colnago World Cup 2
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    blu3cat wrote:
    Rumour is that there is a steel freehub for my wheels (Kinesis CX Disc), but getting hold of one is a different matter. I'd even consider stepping up to a titanium one, if the cost wasn't too much more.

    You can get a Novatec Type B freehub with 1 steel spline, called ABG, that will fit your hub (BDOP cycling in Taiwan).

    To be honest I don't know why, but the deepest dents I have seen were always 105 cassettes. I used Ultegra 9 and now Tiagra and my Novatec splines are pristine
    left the forum March 2023
  • blu3cat
    blu3cat Posts: 1,016
    blu3cat wrote:
    Rumour is that there is a steel freehub for my wheels (Kinesis CX Disc), but getting hold of one is a different matter. I'd even consider stepping up to a titanium one, if the cost wasn't too much more.

    You can get a Novatec Type B freehub with 1 steel spline, called ABG, that will fit your hub (BDOP cycling in Taiwan).

    To be honest I don't know why, but the deepest dents I have seen were always 105 cassettes. I used Ultegra 9 and now Tiagra and my Novatec splines are pristine

    Ugo, many thanks for the tip, I will have a look.
    "Bed is for sleepy people.
    Let's get a kebab and go to a disco."

    FCN = 3 - 5
    Colnago World Cup 2
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    As you are local, if you want to pop over, I can double check your freehub is indeed a Novatec... as Kinesis might have changed supplier... you know sticker makers do these kind of things... Planet X changed suppliers 3-4 times
    left the forum March 2023
  • blu3cat
    blu3cat Posts: 1,016
    As you are local, if you want to pop over, I can double check your freehub is indeed a Novatec... as Kinesis might have changed supplier... you know sticker makers do these kind of things... Planet X changed suppliers 3-4 times

    I may well take you up on that offer (the wheel is with kinesis being warrantied for ironically, massive freehub drag). There would be a beer in it for you. :)
    "Bed is for sleepy people.
    Let's get a kebab and go to a disco."

    FCN = 3 - 5
    Colnago World Cup 2
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Is that the wheel where there's a hub / freehub seal that's been installed back to front?
  • blu3cat
    blu3cat Posts: 1,016
    keef66 wrote:
    Is that the wheel where there's a hub / freehub seal that's been installed back to front?
    Didn't look like it, everything was fine for about 600 miles, and then the drag started, getting to the point where having a freewheel was pointless as it didn't really work if you tightened the locknut past finger tight.
    "Bed is for sleepy people.
    Let's get a kebab and go to a disco."

    FCN = 3 - 5
    Colnago World Cup 2
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    I think I read another thread where somebody had taken the thing to bits and worked out what the problem was. Definitely a Kinesis cross wheel. Either a seal in back to front or a bearing not pressed in quite far enough. Kinesis thanked him for drawing their attention to it and admitted they'd had a bad batch. I'll try to find the thread; I think Ugo pitched in at one point...
  • blu3cat
    blu3cat Posts: 1,016
    keef66 wrote:

    Tx, just read it, unfortunately already been warrantied, otherwise I would have had a go, Timing sounds about right, so could've been the same batch. Darn it, I could've done that.

    Bizarre thing is mine took 500 - 600 miles to become evident and became progressively worse over the course of a week.

    We will see what happens.

    I am going to go for hand built wheels next time for sure (starts saving money for some Royce hubs).
    "Bed is for sleepy people.
    Let's get a kebab and go to a disco."

    FCN = 3 - 5
    Colnago World Cup 2