Bicycle Mechanics - How hard is it to put on a rear cassette?
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05-07-05, 07:56 PM
05-07-05, 09:02 PM
Piece of cake with the right tools. You need a chain whip and the right adapter fitting for your cassette (Shimano vs Camp.) plus an open end wrench. As I remeber the total cost between them was around $15 at Supergo.
05-07-05, 10:02 PM
I just treated myself to the book "Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenence", neat book, nice BIG drawings of stuff, imparts a lot of info with a minimum of fuss :-)
The Park Tool webpage on Removing and Installing Rear Cogs (http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQcogs.shtml) is also pretty good.
05-07-05, 10:46 PM
Installing does require a chain whip. The direction you turn the locknut is the same as the drive direction. You may want to use a chain whip on a freewheel just to tighten it down a bit.
05-08-05, 05:50 PM
Thanks for the information and tips. I'll go to Park first next time.
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