[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent

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Matty2

Matty2

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #1
Hey guys this is my first how to, so here it goes.
This is a how to for everyone who wants to make there cassette quiter if not silent.
List of things you need:
- Cassette hub
- Toothbrush
- Paper towels
- Rag
- Motor Oil, i used 20W - 50
- Pressure dispenser, or just something that can push the oil out in drops, doesn't really matter'
- Spanner for cone nut, and a allen key for axle, or two spanners off both cone nuts on either side of the hub. This depends on your hub what you need to take your driver off.



STEP 1 - TAKE OFF CONE NUTS
Using the right two spanners or in this case, allen key and spanner, take off the two cone nuts on either side of the hub.


STEP 2 - TAKE YOUR DRIVER OUT
Simply tug on the driver - it should slide out and put it on the paper towels. You should be left with the one piece drive and a space where it sits in the hub


STEP 3 - REMOVE GREASE FROM DRIVE AND HUB
Take toothbrush and wipe all dirty clotted grease inside hub, and also brush off the grease on pawls of driver. The cleaner it is the better it will be for the motor oil.

STEP 4 - INSERT MOTOR OIL TO HUB AND DRIVER
Take oil dripper of wateva and generously fill in the hub with the oil. Also drop some oil onto the driver, making sure you cover all the pawls.



STEP 5 - CLEAN UP AND REINSTALL DRIVER
Push driver back into hub and re tighten up cone spanners, until the driver is firm in the hub. Take the rag and clean up any oil spillages outside of the hub. If you to want apply some thick grease to the teeth of the driver, just makes things smoother.

In my case the hub stayed silent for about a week of solid riding then the noise eventually came back. All it took after that was too redo the motor oil in the hub. I did that and it has been silent since, about a month later of solid riding. Theres basically nothing you can do to make the hub silinet forever, but this mod will keep your hub real quiet for ages.
Thanks, hope all that helps :)
 
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BustedKnuckle

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #2
Good How To. Silent cassettes FTW. Since I put my cassette on I've run it silent.
 
Matty2

Matty2

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Enigma

Enigma

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #4
ive been waiting for this how-to thanks man +rep
 
Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #5
Great how to man, remind me to rep you.
 
vexal

vexal

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #7
i aactually did this when i regreased my hub almost exactly the same....and i loved silent cassets...only thing is ive had alot of people ask me at random times(and bad times) if it was a freecoaster cuz its so silent

great how to rep+
 
pvbmxrider

pvbmxrider

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #8
finally!!! ive been wanting to see someone make one of these threads...
have some rep+ :D
 
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Dropsonde

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #9
Physics says this will make it louder, because light oil gives it less resistance.. my freewheel got a lot louder when I drenched the inside with some light oil
 
TheAzMyster

TheAzMyster

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #10
screw physics
what has it ever done for you?
 
andhey

andhey

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #11
i thought motor oil was thicker than biicycle lube and rep for this how to
 
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tsi

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #12
for some reason mines just quiet, and i didn't do nothing to it

and that's a good thing
 
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jawn

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #13
Warning: This will increase the likelihood of the hub skipping.
 
CodyPrince

CodyPrince

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #14
screw physics
what has it ever done for you?
push my face really hard into a spine,

anyway, physics say the thickest fatest lube you can find will make it silent, Vasoline+Aussies = sex

oops, i mean vaso+hub = ................................. (no noise)
 
TheAzMyster

TheAzMyster

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #15
haha man i feel you..

it pushed my face into the concrete the bastard
 
Matty2

Matty2

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #16
Warning: This will increase the likelihood of the hub skipping.
True.
My hub has skipped twice since i lubed it, that was like 1 month ago
When it skips is that bad for the interior of the hub?
 
t0mz

t0mz

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #17
How can i make it louder? Remove all the oil or whatever is in there already? I love the noise it makes.
 
hot karl

hot karl

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #18
remove all grease, replace pawls and springs. other than that not much else. if you try and intentionally make it louder by bending the springs you'll probably screw something up.

and why the hell did you bring this thread back?
 
t0mz

t0mz

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #19
remove all grease, replace pawls and springs. other than that not much else. if you try and intentionally make it louder by bending the springs you'll probably screw something up.

and why the hell did you bring this thread back?


Sorry, i didn't know it was a problem..

Will removing grease and replacing pawls and springs possibly do any damage?
 
hot karl

hot karl

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[How-To] Make your cassette quieter/silent post #20
running it dry won't cause any problems. people will argue it wears it out, but my friend has been running his hazard dry for 2 years with no problems.

new springs and pawls are always a good thing. pawls wear out over time anyways.
 

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