Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-16-09, 10:26 AM   #1
yangmusa
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco, California
Bikes: Brompton H6, Schwinn Mirada, Cruzbike Sofrider. Used to own: ICE B1, 2 F-frame Moultons, Koga Myata Elevation 2000 mtb, Challenge Hurricane, Riese & Mueller Birdy Silver, Actionbent Tidalwave 3
Posts: 534
Special tool for removing Capreo cassette?

I did a self-supported tour on my Birdy this weekend. It was really great, and I suppose I ought to post some picture in the pootle thread..

Anyway, I broke a spoke on the back wheel. I managed to true it enough to get to a town with a bike shop. Initially the mechanic thought the spoke was from the drive side, and started futzing around with the cassette - only to realize he didn't have any tools that could remove it. Luckily the spoke was non-drive side (I don't know if I trust a mechanic that didn't see that straight off!) - but it still leaves the issue:

Question: Should I purchase and carry with me a Capreo cassette removal tool? Is it strictly necessary, or was this mechanic just not very knowledgeable?
yangmusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-09, 10:39 AM   #2
invisiblehand
Part-time epistemologist
 
invisiblehand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Jamis Nova, Bike Friday NWT, STRIDA, Austro Daimler Vent Noir, Haluzak Horizon, Salsa La Raza, Hollands Tourer, Bike Friday tikit
Posts: 5,522
Quote:
Originally Posted by yangmusa View Post
Question: Should I purchase and carry with me a Capreo cassette removal tool? Is it strictly necessary, or was this mechanic just not very knowledgeable?
There is a special tool for the cassette. Just mentally picturing the differences between the tools -- Capreo cassette removal tool and standard Shimano cassette removal tool -- I don't think that they could possibly be compatible. Perhaps there is a work around. But I don't know it.
__________________
A narrative on bicycle driving.
invisiblehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-09, 01:58 PM   #3
SesameCrunch
Eschew Obfuscation
 
SesameCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
Posts: 3,850
Yes, the Capreo has a special cassette lock-ring removal tool.

I have one at home, but it never occurred to me that I should take it with me. I'm doing a multi-day tour of the Oregon coast next month. Probably should throw the tool into the saddlebag....
__________________
SesameCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-09, 02:10 PM   #4
yangmusa
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco, California
Bikes: Brompton H6, Schwinn Mirada, Cruzbike Sofrider. Used to own: ICE B1, 2 F-frame Moultons, Koga Myata Elevation 2000 mtb, Challenge Hurricane, Riese & Mueller Birdy Silver, Actionbent Tidalwave 3
Posts: 534
Quote:
Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Yes, the Capreo has a special cassette lock-ring removal tool.

I have one at home
Where did you get it? A Google search only shows two shops carrying the tool - and both are in the UK.

thanks!
yangmusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-09, 02:20 PM   #5
SesameCrunch
Eschew Obfuscation
 
SesameCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
Posts: 3,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by yangmusa View Post
Where did you get it? A Google search only shows two shops carrying the tool - and both are in the UK.

thanks!
I found it at Harris Cyclery. http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/tools...te.html#capreo

Looks like they're out of stock....

If you need one, you're welcome to borrow mine.
__________________

Last edited by SesameCrunch; 06-16-09 at 02:24 PM.
SesameCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-09, 03:19 PM   #6
BruceMetras
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Rafael, California
Bikes:
Posts: 1,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Yes, the Capreo has a special cassette lock-ring removal tool.

I have one at home, but it never occurred to me that I should take it with me. I'm doing a multi-day tour of the Oregon coast next month. Probably should throw the tool into the saddlebag....
Does this mean that the Smooth Hound is the pick of the stable for this run? or are there other Capreo clad conveyances cluttering the courtyard ?
BruceMetras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-09, 03:24 PM   #7
SesameCrunch
Eschew Obfuscation
 
SesameCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
Posts: 3,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
Does this mean that the Smooth Hound is the pick of the stable for this run? or are there other Capreo clad conveyances cluttering the courtyard ?
Yup, going to take the modified SmoothHound for this epic journey. I'm really looking forward to it.
__________________
SesameCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-09, 03:49 PM   #8
invisiblehand
Part-time epistemologist
 
invisiblehand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Jamis Nova, Bike Friday NWT, STRIDA, Austro Daimler Vent Noir, Haluzak Horizon, Salsa La Raza, Hollands Tourer, Bike Friday tikit
Posts: 5,522
Quote:
Originally Posted by yangmusa View Post
Where did you get it? A Google search only shows two shops carrying the tool - and both are in the UK.

thanks!
I got mine from a local shop that ordered it directly from Shimano. From what I recall, it did not take long; i.e., more than say two weeks.
__________________
A narrative on bicycle driving.
invisiblehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-09, 09:41 AM   #9
BruceMetras
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Rafael, California
Bikes:
Posts: 1,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Yes, the Capreo has a special cassette lock-ring removal tool.

I have one at home, but it never occurred to me that I should take it with me. I'm doing a multi-day tour of the Oregon coast next month. Probably should throw the tool into the saddlebag....
Wait! Oregon is close by! .. what's the program? Amtrack , plane, boat ?? inquisitive minds need to know!
BruceMetras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-09, 09:47 PM   #10
SesameCrunch
Eschew Obfuscation
 
SesameCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
Posts: 3,850
No, not going to visit the folding bike factory in Oregon. Just riding down the coast. Family in the VW campervan as SAG.
__________________
SesameCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:16 AM.