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Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes: late 80's Pinarello Track, 1988 Proteus Yamaguchi road, 1970's Nishiki fg conversion (stolen and returned!)
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A New Trick. Chain Whip Free Cog Removal!
I learned the most awesomest of tricks tonight. I learned how to remove and reinstall a track cog with out using a chain whip. There are some directions i found somewhere online. I can't find em right now but maybe someone else has seen it. My directions will make no sense. Basically, You wrap your chain around the bottom bracket (with a towel under it) and then around the cog and overlap the chain on itself and start turning the wheel. Way more easy then using chain whip. Now all you need is a lockring spanner.
Now the question. Has anyone else ever damaged anything using this trick? It seems safe enough as long as you know what you are doing in the first place.