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anyone knos how to remove a bike cassete without special tool? Answered

okay i got this mountain bike and i want to make the back rim single speed but i cant take out the cassete. i search on youtube but it says need a special tool but i cant find one in town. so if anyone knos how to remove a casset without the special tool HUM:)

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FriendOfHumanity

7 years ago

Hello,

You may know this but there are two types of rear sprocket assembly:

- One is a freewheel and you may get away with the method that Caarnted suggests.

- The other type is called a cassette and,  again, you may get away with Caarnted's method but you will require a chainwhip which can be bought

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_525715_langId_-1_categoryId_242558

or simply made with an old chain screwed to a stick. 
It stops the whole assembly moving as you try to undo the lockring.

I would suggest buying the tool online, it's only about £8 ; it is a joy to use andit will be essential when you need to change spokes on the drive side.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_714311_categoryId_242558_langId_-1?cm_sp=Intelligent_Offer-_-Product_Details_Zone_1-_-Blank&iozone=PDPz1


Good luck.

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HmOnGbOiFriendOfHumanity

Answer 7 years ago

the spline is the special tool haha but ill try the homeade tool fashion one

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FriendOfHumanityHmOnGbOi

Answer 7 years ago

HmOnGbOi ,

The spline shaped tool  is the special tool (cassette/freewheel remover) but I was pointing out that  if you are removing a cassette ( and not a freewheel)  you will also need a chain whip.


Kind Regards

FOH

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The Skinnerz

7 years ago

Do you have any photos of the fixings that need to be removed to get the cassette off?

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caarntedd

7 years ago

I've done it by placing the end of a punch or chisel in the notches around the inner edge of the "cassette" (I call it a cluster) and tapping it off with a hammer. Just put the wheel on something soft (like your lawn), rest your knees on the rim to stop it from moving, and bash away. Anti clockwise.

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HmOnGbOicaarntedd

Answer 7 years ago

okay thnx! ill try that and let u kno what happens