Absolute newbie when it comes to bike maintenance. Degreasing the chain and re-applying chain lube was the highlight of my cycling maintenance career so far.
Today I ventured into removing and degreasing cassette and - while messy and awfully slow - feel like succeeded up and until installing it again. To remove the cassette, I had to use a cassette removal tool and a chain whip.
So I had put it back on, tightened again using the cassette removal tool. The moment I wanted to remove the tool which was still inserted into the cassette, I suddenly held the whole freehub incl. cassette in my hand, which say at least was unexpected.
- From my youtube research, I thought that the freewheel would be somewhat fixed to the wheel by some other nut, or whatnot.
- I probably pulled quite hard as there was some resistance, but still, I was able to do it with my hand.
Before I get back out there riding my bike: Is this normal or did I make a mistake somewhere putting it together incorrectly?
Few pieces of probably useful info:
Giant Propel, Shimano groupset, thru-axle in the back
Thanks in advance for all useful feedback.
Photo of the mishap attached: