I need a bit of help with an old Shimano cassette disassembly for a SS mtb conversion.
It is of a pre-90's panasonic MTB. It does not seem to have a lock ring- I think it is just the small cog is a lock ring... I have tried using a chain whip to crank this smallest cog off, but it won't budge.
I have checked Sheldon Brown's site on conversions and need a bit more. Is there any tricks to this or is it just uber-tight as it has not been taken apart before... I am tempted to start wailing on it, but I want to use spacers and one of the cogs on the assembly to make the bike.
I have tried a couple of combos of cassette tool/chain whip- I do not have the shimano spline tool- although it seems like this is not necessary for this application/
I have done some searches to find this on here to no avail- but if you know a thread I would welcome a nod in that direction