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biker0910
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my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby biker0910 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 19:43 pm

ok so my rear wheel was stolen because I stupidly did not lock it. I still have the rest of the bike. My question is can I just buy a new rear wheel and any cassette and put that on the wheel and then would it work on my bike or do I need to buy more things?
Thanks for any help

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Dec 29, 2012 19:48 pm

What groupset do you have on it?

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby biker0910 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 19:52 pm

an old ultegra front and rear mech but the crankset is SRAM

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Dec 29, 2012 19:57 pm

Stick to what you had. The crank is irrelevant. If money is tight you could go down in price to a 105 but you must stick a Shimano cassette on the rear as the rear derailleur has to match it by make. I think but aint sure that some SRAM are compatable. A 10 sp ultegra cassette can be bought for around £50 at mo while sales are on.

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby biker0910 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:00 pm

so I must buy an ultegra cassette? No other cassettes will work (except maybe 105 like you said)?

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:03 pm

Shimano are compatable up and down the range. A 10 speed tiagra would work as much as a 10sp 105 or ultegra.

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:03 pm

BTW what speed cassette was it? 10 or less?

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby biker0910 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:05 pm

I'm not actually sure! Is there any way of finding out? It doesn't say on the rear mech or the shifters

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:07 pm

what bike was it and how old? old school way of checking would be to push the lever and count the clicks!!

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby biker0910 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:21 pm

its a boardman team and its the 2010 model

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:29 pm

At that age most likely a 10sp. Do the shifters have the speed written on them. I have never used Ultegras, purely a Campagnolo man. Right hand shifter may tell you if its a 10 speed. I know Tiagras do as my wifes bike has it written in them. But apart from that i'm a bit ignorant to Shimano shifters and gears.

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby biker0910 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:38 pm

no I used to have tiagra but these ultegra ones don't say

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:43 pm

If you aint sure, all I can suggest is you press the shifter all the way down/up and count back the amout of times it clicks and the derailleur moves.

Back to the point you asked. If all you need is a rear wheel and a cassette, best is to just get what you had before. Unless you want to get something better or cheaper. Would also give you the chance to decide if you want a ratio thats more suited to your needs, speed or climbing or all rounder.

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby biker0910 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:47 pm

what kind of ratio is good for all rounder?

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:57 pm

12-25 is probably best option as a good all rounder

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby biker0910 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 21:04 pm

thanks for all your help!

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby rozzer32 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:45 am

You DON'T have to use a Shimano cassette. A Sram cassette will also work fine.
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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby SmoggySteve » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:47 pm

I did say some are compatable, just wasn't 100% sure if all are cross compatible before I said so. But, why would you want to put that yank crap on an ultegra setup?

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby MajorMantra » Sun Dec 30, 2012 13:17 pm

SmoggySteve wrote:yank crap


What are you, twelve? :roll:

To the OP, you may want to replace your chain as well if you're getting a new cassette, unless it wasn't very old. Google for how to measure chain wear.

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Re: my rear wheel was stolen!

Postby SmoggySteve » Sun Dec 30, 2012 13:32 pm

In a perfect world it would all be Campagnolo anyway.


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