Bicycle Mechanics - Is this what I need to get a shimano deore cassette off in order to 'service' hubs?
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04-24-11, 11:19 AM
I've also got a chainwhip tool and the cone wrenches coming. This was the only thing I wasn't sure about.
When I meant shimano deore cassette, I meant that the cassette was on a deore hub.
Also, where is a good place to get 1/4 inch bearings? Is this something you can get in Home Depot, etc?
04-24-11, 11:40 AM
If you have a cassette, this (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_184002_-1_201538_10000_202579)is the tool you need. Freewheels and cassettes are different. Look Here (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html)to see the differences between the two if you aren't sure.
04-24-11, 11:40 AM
Nope, that's a freewheel remover. You need a cassette lockring tool like this: http://www.parktool.com/product/cassette-lockring-tool-fr-5
Difference between a freewheel and cassette: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html
Cassette and Freewheel Removal: http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/cassette-and-freewheel-removal
Cassette removal video: http://bicycletutor.com/replace-cassette-cluster/
Freewheel removal video: http://bicycletutor.com/replace-freewheel/
04-24-11, 11:55 AM
Ok, is the one Parktool FR5 better with the guide or without? The guide version is 2 extra bucks. I don't mind if it makes things easier.
04-24-11, 12:01 PM
Mine has the guide and it works well. However, I don't think it's a deal breaker either way. I'm sure it will work fine without.
I missed your question about bearings. I just bought a bag of 100 on ebay for like $7. Much cheaper than the bike shop. I think I bought from this guy: http://cgi.ebay.com/100-1-4-inch-Diameter-Chrome-Steel-Bearing-Balls-G25-/130301726735?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e5696900f
I'm not sure that's the sort of thing Home Depot would carry, but you could try. If you have a bearing supply store near you go there.
04-24-11, 07:58 PM
you dont need a guide. you can use the rear quick release and put it through and clamp it down to help hold the tool in place.
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