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Old 03-20-04, 11:23 PM   #1
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Cant Get The Stupid Thing Off!!

I recenly bought new wheels, and i have a problem. How would i possibly take the gear cassette off the rear wheel? I've tried everything!!! how do i do it?!
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You need a chain whip.
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Old 03-20-04, 11:31 PM   #3
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what the heck is that?
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You need the right tool for the job. What tools if any were you using?
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Im using socket wrenches, monkey wrenches, and plyers
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http://www.parktool.com/tools/SR_2BIG.shtml

http://www.parktool.com/tools/FR_5BIG.shtml

Those and an adjustable wrench will do the job.
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so there is no other waY? i NEED to buy that tool?
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You will need to buy both.
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could i just bring it to my LBS and ask the guy if he could take the damn thing off?
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Here's an article that explains why you need those tools and how to use them. It even has pictures If you are planning to do your own maintenance, tools will pay for themselves in short order.

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could i just bring it to my LBS and ask the guy if he could take the damn thing off?
Yes, assuming you haven't mangled it.
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f**K it!!! im just gunna buy a new cassette. They're only like, 20$
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you'll still need to take the old one off
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take it to a shop, so that someone who knows what they are doing can help you out before you break something.
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im throwing my old rear wheel in the garbage it's a peice of s**t. so there is no need to take the old cassette off, cuz its trash too.
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A 6" piece of chain and a vise-grip can be used as a chain whip.
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im throwing my old rear wheel in the garbage it's a peice of s**t. so there is no need to take the old cassette off, cuz its trash too.
now you're just being wastefull, and do you have the money to buy a new wheel and cassette?
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i got an diamond back bike to mines is im guessing a 98 \
model but not sure
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ill take that rim and cassette off you please
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now you're just being wastefull, and do you have the money to buy a new wheel and cassette?

first of all, I already bought a new wheel! thats why i needed to get the cassette off my old one, cuz i wanted to use it for my new wheel. And i bought a new cassette and chain today, so everything is all good. I just have 2 wheels and a cassette which im unsure what to do with(my old wheels and cassette).
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