Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Originally Posted by TO11MTM
Springs rings are fun. Judging by the amount of swearing in this post you only lost 1 finger in the process. Not bad for a first go.
That's just half of the story anyway... I then proceeded to install the cog I just removed from the SRAM, onto a Shimano Nexus Inter-8. Which uses the same principle, except the ring has a square profile (and not circular like with the SRAM), and it was way easier to remove, and it didn't rocket off the hub. However, it was just insanely hard to put back. So much, in fact, that I ended up making my own tool for this very purpose (I modified some fine but cheap pliers).
Oh, BTW, the Shimano manual calls this ring a "snapring". So, I have my very own "snapring positioner tool". I'm so proud.
So, has weather improved over there, did you work in the shop in the meantime?