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    Quick, I need some help - ghetto cog removal

    ok, if anyone's on at this time of night...

    basicly you can assume I dont have any tools (actually I've alot, just not a cog removal tool). What's your advice for removing a super stuck cog? I've removed the lockring and the thing's not budging - I've been riding it around trying to lock in a skid vicious enough to remove it but to no avail.

    Anyone have some tips?

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    um, a chainwhip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by summerinside
    ok, if anyone's on at this time of night...

    basicly you can assume I dont have any tools (actually I've alot, just not a cog removal tool). What's your advice for removing a super stuck cog? I've removed the lockring and the thing's not budging - I've been riding it around trying to lock in a skid vicious enough to remove it but to no avail.

    Anyone have some tips?
    Good morning,
    Try searching the forum for rotafix method.

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    Ok, i'm on it. I'll be back in a bit and report (thanks!)

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    just use a big ass pipe wrench
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    Sweet. Rotafix works better to get the cog off than on (actually it probably works just as well to get that sucker on).

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    yeah, i was going to say reverse-rotafix it, but i was also going to say CHEATER BAR, which is just about my favorite tool, ever.

    put a chainwhip on that muther, and stick a long pipe over the handle of the chainwhip. you've just given yourself a bajillion more foot-pounds of torque.

    torque is the shiznit!!!!!
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    a nice plumbers pipe wrench can work i used it before when my chainwhip didnt work just be easy and not brake a tooth on the cog

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    vise works suprisingly well just throw it in cog side down and spin the cog off with the tire as your handle

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    won't that **** up the teeth a bit?

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    nope

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    wrap a small piece of chain around the teeth before you vice it and it hurts even less

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    Just use the method linked above. Much simpler than vice grips or wrenches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    yeah, i was going to say reverse-rotafix it, but i was also going to say CHEATER BAR, which is just about my favorite tool, ever.

    put a chainwhip on that muther, and stick a long pipe over the handle of the chainwhip. you've just given yourself a bajillion more foot-pounds of torque.

    torque is the shiznit!!!!!
    it hurts my heart to hear you express torque in foot-pounds.

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    fine. newton-meters??? i don't remember physics, unless it's merely conceptual.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Big ass pipe wrench, and you are good to go.

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