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Old 11-24-19, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
... the rear cassette (free hub) all the gears fall apart when you remove it. ...
...the only cassette combinations I've seen that were not at lest in part riveted together were the old Uniglide freehub sets. Mostly it's hard to find those cogs and sets now, so I mostly replace the freehub with a newer Hyperglide from some scrapped out wheel at the co-op. But they do allow the most easily manipulated custom gearing if you have enough of the various cogs in OK shape.

If all the little raised channel keys on the freehub are the same width, it's Uniglide. If one of the key splines is narrower,, it's Hyperglide.

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