Old cassette , new chain

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  1. irumman

    irumman New Member

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    Hi all, I have been riding Trek 3900 disc for the last 1 year and for the last few days I found the chain got stretched. A local mechanic told me to change the chain and as cassette is not available at this moment in my place I am running with old cassette and new chain.
    Now, my bike is running very good at gear 7 and 8, but it slips at gear 3-6.
    Any alternative should I follow to make it perfect?
     
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  2. Dave Cutter

    Dave Cutter Active Member

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    Avoid gears 3-6 till a new cassette arrives and is replaced.
     
  3. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes incorrect deuralleur setup will give similar symptoms to a worn cassette. Check that both the SIS cable adjustment and b-tension screw are set correctly. One would expect that the bike store would check this but I wouldn't take anything for granted. http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycle/en/us/index/tech_support/tech_tips.download.-Par50rparsys-0019-downloadFile.html/13)%20Rear%20Derailleur%20Installation.pdf I find it hard to believe that you've worn the cassette to a level where it's unrideable within the course of a year unless youve racked up 15,000+ miles including a fair amount in rain and muddy conditions with some lack of maintenance thrown in for added carnage...
     
  4. bogieboy

    bogieboy New Member

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    i have to disagree....on my mtb i go thru 2 chains and a cassette in one years time...i average about 1100mi on the bike a year, all offroad, all either muddy or dusty.... The dust will kill achain faster than you would believe....
     
  5. davereo

    davereo Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree with previous post. Did you have the skip before the new chain was installed?
     
  6. qdc15

    qdc15 Member

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    Where are you located that cassettes are not available? Amazon has them if you're in the US.

    It's possible to ruin a cassette in three months and it's possible to use the same cassette for ten years. Wear is a function of distance, not time. Frequent chain replacement can delay the need for a new cassette.
     
  7. cobooboc

    cobooboc New Member

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    I think you'd put on a new chain.
     
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