Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
Originally Posted by Caustic
I found my problem. Looks like I'll have to get a lockring tool from my lbs. I don't want to take the risk of damaging the lockring, or any other component for that matter. Not to derail the thread but, what lubricants should I use when putting the cassette back together? Besides an anti-seize lube for the lockring, is there anything else I should know about?
Thanks for the help.
Once again: you have a freewheel
, not a cassette
. There's a difference, and until you learn the difference you'll confuse every bike mechanic you talk to and you'll get confusing answers if you post any more questions about it.
I wouldn't attempt to disassemble a freewheel unless it was already damaged and I didn't have the correct removal tool. I think yours takes a standard Shimano tool- if so, you're home free.
If you want to lube the bearings:
1. take off the freewheel
2. run some heavy oil into the gap between the inner and outer body
3. spin it a couple times to get the oil to travel into the bearings
4. thread the freewheel back on the hub
If this doesn't make sense to you, pay your local bike shop to remove the freewheel for you and have them show you the back side of the freewheel body. It should become clear to you.
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