lightweight 12-28 cassette

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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by ericm

jer wrote:I will be using it on an American Classic. The freehub bodies on those are, i believe, aluminum. I think the ultegra is steel.

Yep. The lone 28t I used in the Death Ride last year notched my aluminum American Classic freehub body. Not badly, but I didn't use the 28 much. This year I used a normal 12-27.

I thought of making a wider splined interface on the 28t by cutting the inside out of a worn cog and welding it to the 28t but didn't get around to it. I don't think that epoxying a spacer to the 28 will work, its the wrong kind of joint for glue.

Maybe you could get the last three cog spider off a MTB cassette and mill off the large cog.

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