Buying new wheels

Moonchester

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If I want to buy a new pair of wheels, what else do I need to buy to enable me to quickly change between two sets - i.e. to remove one wheel with tyres, slot in a new wheel with tyres and pedal off?
New wheels seem to come without cassettes so I think I need one of those (am I right to assume that if I buy the same cassette as on my existing wheels, I don't need to adjust the gears?) but what else do I need?
 

ASC1951

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Yorkshire
No, that's pretty much it. You'll just have to swap the skewers over, unless you are getting a new set of those as well.
 

Fab Foodie

hanging-on in quiet desperation ...
Disgruntled Goat said:
Swapping a cassette over onto another wheel is fairly quick with the corrected tools - can be a bit messy though.

Cassette on each wheel even easier
Agreed, but cassettes need to have a similar amount of wear, otherwise you may need to swap chains as well because an old chain on a new sprocket will not work.
 
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Moonchester

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Fab Foodie said:
Agreed, but cassettes need to have a similar amount of wear, otherwise you may need to swap chains as well because an old chain on a new sprocket will not work.

Why's that?
 
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