What tools do I need to remove a bike cassette?
The lockring is designed to hold the cogs of the cassette in place on the hub. In order to remove and replace your cassette, you need to unscrew this lockring. You’ll need three tools to do this: a chain whip, a cassette lockring remover and a large adjustable crescent wrench.
How much does it cost to replace a cassette on a bike?
The cost to replace a cassette or freewheel can range anywhere from $25 to upwards of $300 on high end bikes and chainrings can run anywhere from around $40 to $250 on high end bikes.
How do I know what kind of cassette to get for my bike?
To determine if a sprocket is a freewheel or cassette system, remove the rear wheel from the bike. Find the tool fitting on the sprocket set. Spin the sprockets backwards. If the fittings spin with the cogs, it is a cassette system with a freehub.
Should my rear cassette wobble?
A slight wobble is not uncommon. Certainly not all cassettes wobble but some do and are still within specs. It’s impossible to build the quantity of cassettes that Shimano and SRAM do without some variance in tolerances.
What is the difference between a cassette and a freewheel?
What is the main difference between freewheel and cassette hub? The freewheel is a single-unit and the act of pedaling tightens the freewheel to the hub. Whereas the cassette hub is a set of gears (cogs) that slides onto a cassette and is held in place by a lock ring.
How long does a bike cassette last?
A cassette, in most cases, can last for approximately two to three chain replacements if they are done at the right time.