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    cassette help

    I was trying to change the cassette on Sandy's bike and it wouldn't work. She had an 11-32 on it so I was trying to replace it with an 11-32. It was to tight. If I tightened it just a little it would be to tight to allow it to turn. I made sure I had the spacer right and everything in the right place but it wouldn't work. I had a 12-34 cassette also and I didn't have any problems putting that on. The only difference that I could see, besides the number of teeth, is that the 11-32 had four cogs other than the man piece, the 12-34 only had three.
    Did I get a defective cassette or am I doing something wrong?
    Both were nine speed.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    what kinda hub?

    this will sound weird but here goes......

    check out hte lock ring for the cassette....look at the threads......now look on the hup, where the lock ring threads engage.....sometimes, some hubs, depending on brand, have a shallow well in the freehub body or a seal made of plastic in that well. and sometimes, the lock ring will be so tight that it drags on something in that well. check to see if there is an obstruction.

    also, try using the lock ring from the other 11-32. but don't use the lock ring from the 12-34 because the lock rings are different diameters.

    also, check that well and make sure there isn't a ton of dirt and grime in there. some times the lock ring will drag on that.

    i'm trying to remember what the other possibility is but i can think of it right now.....

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    It's a Specialized hub. I tried the original lock ring on it. While it is somewhat better, I can turn the cassette but with considerable drag. Without it being completely tightened. It's like one of the cogs are to wide and it's extending the last cog to far past where the lock ring should fit inside. I checked to make sure the spacer wasn't to wide but I just now thought about one of the cogs being to wide. The dirt and grime has been cleaned. I also didn't check to make sure there wasn't any obstruction keeping the big rings from going on all the way. When i get home tomorrow I'll check that out.

    Thanks for info.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    typically this happens whent he lock ring threads too far into the hub. so a cog being too tall should affect it but maybe there is some grime. check to make sure there is a gap between all cogs.

    but maybe somethign was missed.

    that happened one time to a friend and when i checked it there was a ton of grass in between the lock ring and the freehub body.

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    I'll wait until I've had some sleep so I'm not looking at it cross eyed. Then I'll re-clean everything and see what happens.
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