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    Make it a Single Speed! wasabiboys's Avatar
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    Park Cassette Tool?

    Yes, I am thinking about purchasing a Cassette Tool. I was told that the FR5 is one of the most common ones that most bikes cassette are styled as. It can run Shimano and SRAM. But what exactly types will it work on?More information would be appreciated since I will use on different types of bike...road and MTN. Thanks

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    Parktool website says Shimano, SRAM, Sun Tour, Chris King and Sun Race. You also need a chain whip and an adjustable wrench.

    http://www.parktool.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabiboys
    Yes, I am thinking about purchasing a Cassette Tool. I was told that the FR5 is one of the most common ones that most bikes cassette are styled as. It can run Shimano and SRAM. But what exactly types will it work on?More information would be appreciated since I will use on different types of bike...road and MTN. Thanks
    Why not check out the park tool website?

    All I know is mine works with both my Shimano and SRAM 9-speed cassettes

    http://www.parktool.com/tools/FR_5.shtml

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    Make it a Single Speed! wasabiboys's Avatar
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    Did check it before I came her. I got older road bikes...mid 90s raleighs and schwinns...shimano..will it work. Or jus newer stuff?

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    It should work just fine wasabi. If you have shimano compatible cassettes on all the bikes you should be fine. Just doublecheck your cassette lockring (assuming you have cassettes on all the bikes of course). It's fairly obvious for most of them. I think the only one that's ever thrown me is that french freewheel one, I had to special order a tool to work on those bikes.
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    Word yeah thats right....I got a freewheel 4 Prong so I think I am set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp_nyc
    You also need a chain whip
    Only if you are taking a cassette off. Nothing but the FR5 is required to put one on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp_nyc
    You also need a chain whip and an adjustable wrench.
    Or a 1" wrench...

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    Small thing to remember: be aware of the FR-5G, it looks very similar but I did not notice it when I bought it my casette tool. The only real difference is a centering pin which fits in the hollow-axle that your skewer would go into. I'm assuming you don't have skewers though because you said you're working on older bikes. I wanted the FR-5 myself (not knowing there was a "G" model) but accidently got the FR-5G instead because I didn't look at it very hard. Luckily, it worked out because all my hubs are hollow-axle anyway.

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