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How do you tell if a used cassette is still good or too worn to be any good?
 

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When you get a new chain, if it slips or skips even a little bit (on the cassette) then the cassette is worn.

The chain will very quickly streatch out to match the wear and the skipping will tend to go away.

I noticed this with my chain measuring tool.

So your chain life is also reduced (if you change it when the tool reads 1).

I seem to get 2 or 3 chains per cassette.
 

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crisillo said:
usually when cassettes are worn, they start skipping in your "favorite gears" when you install a fresh chain
Guess I need to rephrase the question. I am buying a wheelset that has an SRAM 11-34T cassette on it and wanted to know how I could tell how used that cassette is. The 34T ring may come in handy sometimes.
 

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It is hard to tell "by eye".... it would have to be pretty worn for you to tell by looking at it...

however, as we said before...your chain will tell you pretty fast ;)... no harm in trying it..
 

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Here's a pic of the cassette. Probably like already said, hard to tell by eye but here it is nontheless.
 

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Jeff is right.. those 2 look pretty worn... sorry.. you can still try it like Jeff recommended (chainwhip, etc)...but even it it looks ok in the stand..it might skip under pressure...
 
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