HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2638
I noticed some play in my rear wheel after a short ride yesterday. I thought, perhaps, the hub bearings were failing or that the cassette body had come loose. When I began removing the SRAM Red Powerdome cassette, it came apart into its three component pieces... machined cogs, inner sleeve, and back plate. The cassette had basically separated on the freehub. This was what was causing the play in my drivetrain. While I have owned the cassette for 2 years, it is not ridden daily... perhaps 2 or 3 times per week at most (I have multiple bikes). I'm really disappointed as this what not an inexpensive part.

Is this why these cassettes were discontinued?


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:39 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:04 pm 
Offline
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:17 am
Posts: 6120
Location: Drenthe, Holland
Hi Ted,

I moved this from Chat to Road. as this is about a road part.
From an inside source I understood that the backplate of the first gen powerdome cassettes could come loose. You can try to claim this at sram through your LBS. Or you can repair it with some epoxy like i did. Just glue the back plate back on.

cheers,

_________________
Quote:
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:46 pm
Posts: 187
pics?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2638
I believe the back plate may be bent....

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:17 pm 
Offline
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:17 am
Posts: 6120
Location: Drenthe, Holland
Scratch most of the old glue away and smear epoxy all around the edges of the cassette. Place the center ring and put the back plate back on. Cover it with a metal plate or a piece of wood and use a vice to clamp it while it dries.
That way the bent back plate will be perfectly fixed on the cassette ;)

And, who uses a 11-26 cassette in northern Holland?

_________________
Quote:
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2638
I'll try it. I run what I brung... hahaha


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:25 am
Posts: 4621
Location: Canada
Are you saying that SRAM told you to...scram? I'm surprised that they would not replace it. Thanks for the pic, though. I have always wondered what they looked like.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:09 pm
Posts: 730
Or do the smart thing and just throw it away and buy another cassette.

If Sram says nada, well, what are you going to do?


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:11 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:28 pm
Posts: 1405
This happened to me too when the cassette became stuck on my ORC freehub body. Basically, I had to take the cassette apart to remove it. I reassembled without gluing it back together and used it until it wore out. Perhaps your lockring worked it's way loose somehow, and that is where the play came from. I had an issue with a loose lockring a few years ago and seem to recall it being with this cassette. Have tried just reassembling?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 12x23, 4ster, beanbiken, BeeSeeBee, Bing [Bot], felipedana, FourthWall, glam2deaf, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], spytech, Yahoo [Bot] and 42 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. SRAM XG-1090 CX Powerdome X 12-27 Cyclocross Cassette

in Road

Dallez

4

384

Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:00 pm

Briscoelab View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. The Best ** 11-Speed Cassette

in Road

savechief

9

1899

Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:07 pm

Zoro View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cassette vibration

in Road

RC856

4

349

Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:09 pm

Svetty View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Hacking a Campagnolo 11-29 cassette?

in Road

colster

8

2146

Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:52 pm

graeme_f_k View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. IRD 11-34 cassette on campagnolo 10-speed?

in Road

Zak

5

483

Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:41 pm

ergott View the latest post


It is currently Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:54 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB