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    Need help in Sacramento

    so im building a fixed gear bike..i need help with taking off the cassette and the freewheel off the rear wheel..thats all i need help with..and maybe taking off my crankset..if i have to pay u i will but be reasonable..i will provide beer too..i just dont have the necessary tools to do this..let me know i got time
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    I haven't got the tools for that either, unless it's Campy. You might just take it in to a bike shop. Probably not cost ya more than $20.
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    yea i figured..but i'd like someone to come by and do it so i can understand it..eventhough i dont have the right tools..and the LBS around here are full with cocky guys i dont like dealing with...how long does it usually take?

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    Shouldn't take long at all. Crank arms can be pulled in a minute or two. Same with the cassette. I've never taken apart a freehub, so I don't know, but shouldn't take long. I bet a good mechanic could have it all done in 10 minutes.
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    hm...really..well would u like to come by and hook me up?

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    Try taking it in to REI. I went in to buy a freewheel socket tool once, and they ended up just taking it off for free.

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    i tried REI and he didnt do nething for me..so like i said if someone can come and help me out, that would be greatly apreciated..for free if possible..but if not..give me a reasonable offer..i need a cassette and freewheel taken off..im working on a fixie project

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    so one question, as im looking at the wheel..i cant figure out how to take this silver thing on top of the cassette...i looked around and cant find nething on it

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    That likely will unscrew. However, you'll need a chain whip to hold the cassette when you do that.
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    You'll need tool to remove the lockring. I can't tell from the photo whether you need a 2 or 4 prong tool to get the freewheel off. I would do it but I don't have the tool to remove freewheels, just cassettes. What is so bad about having a shop do this? It won't cost much at all..... probably about the same cost of the beer you're offering. I had to remove a freewheel from my old school road bike and the shop charged me $3.

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    Shops typically charge $5 to remove a freewheel. That "silver thing" likely has a big round wire retainer spring clip around the inside circumference. If, so, a small bladed screwdriver is all that's needed, then it should just unscrew. You can hold the freewheel still with a rag while you do it.

    There is a bike co-op in Sac that will help you out. Google "bike kitchen".
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    There is a bike co-op in Sac that will help you out. Google "bike kitchen".
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    http://sacbikekitchen.org/

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    The Sacramento Bike Kitchen on that website isn't operating right now, but they are in the process of setting up a location downtown. They used to be at a location on Broadway that is now operating as the Oak Park Bike Kitchen. You can take it into that place and they will help you out. It won't cost much.

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