Replace Your Chain Every Time You Replace Cassette

Worn tapes permit the chain to slip over the sprocket teeth instead of work safely into the valleys.

The standard fitting for appending sprockets to the back wheel is the tape. The tape fits over the tightening mechanism, the freehub. This is blasted onto the centre point, with the bearing at the detachable end. The freehub permits the wheel to go around all alone without pushing the pedals, that is to freewheel.

The freehub makes a clicking noise when you freewheel. Various makers make tapes and freehubs, yet all stick to the classic Shimano-fitting example. The freehub’s external shell is splined, an extravagant method of saying it has grooves in it. The tape has a coordinating arrangement of notches to slide over the freehub. Everything is kept set up with a lockring that screws into the external finish of the freehub. The primary essential tapes were seven-speed.

When eight-speeds were presented, they required a more extended eight-speed freehub. However, seven-speed tapes and freehubs are not viable with eight-speed ones.


Notwithstanding, a nine-speed pack’s more sprockets into a similar space, so nine-speed and eight-speed tapes both fit onto the equivalent freehub. The lockring makes a loathsome noise when it begins to disengage. Try not to stress! The lockring has a serrated surface that locks onto the tape’s serrated essence—this crunch when isolated.

Stage 1: Remove the back wheel from the casing. Eliminate the quick-release stick or nut and fit the tape eliminating device into the splines on the lockring. Ensure it fits cosily. A few instruments have an opening through the centre to reattach the stick or nut and hold everything set up, which is convenient. On the other hand, for quick-release axles, utilize a device with a focal pole that slides into the pivot and steadies the device.

Stage 2: Secure a chain whip around one of the sprockets on the tape, toward the path found in this image. This will keep the tape still while you fix the lockring. Fit a substantial movable wrench onto the apparatus — you need a lot of influence so the handle should be around 12 inches (30 cm) long.

Stage 3: Place the wheel in front of you, with the tape confronting endlessly. Hold the chain whip in your left hand, and the movable wrench in your right has appeared. Pull the two apparatuses separated to release the lockring. On the off chance that you blasted the tape lockring apparatus on, you need to relax it once the instrument begins to move, to make space into which the device can fix. Eliminate the lockring, at that point slide the tape off the freehub by hauling it straight out from the wheel.

Reattaching the tape

Wipe clean the splines of the freehub. (It is a mistake to utilize degreaser, as this drives oil from the pivot heading and freehub direction.) Use the occasion to check the wheel spokes, which are regularly taken cover behind the tape – they get harmed if the chain falls off the greatest sprocket and gets behind the tape, yet you can’t, for the most part, observe the wear.

If any are harmed, you need to manage them. Slide the new or cleaned tape onto the freehub. One of the splines is fatter than the others and must be agreed with the

It was comparing spline on the tape. Push the tape as far as a possible home. The external rings are generally independent and should be accurately arranged. One of the different rings might be smaller than the others and requirements the provided washer behind it. Oil the strings of the lockring, at that point screw it onto the tape’s focal point.

Secure the tape eliminating apparatus and the customizable wrench, and fix the lockring immovably. You needn’t bother with the chain whip for this since the wrench in the freehub stops the tape turning toward this path. At the point when the lockring is practically close, it makes a disturbing crunching noise. This is ordinary! The lockring’s inward surface has rubbing edges that lock onto the tape to stop it working free; they will click as you fix it down.