Cog removal issues
I figured I'd ask here since you all probably remove more cogs than most. This summer I converted my commuter bike to a fixed gear and am constantly screwing around with gear ratios (so far, mainly on the chainrings). I've swapped out the cogs twice now - the first time I broke my cog remover tool and took the wheel to my local bike shop (they put the wheel in a vice). I swapped them out a again tonight and snapped the link in my chainring tool (park 1/8" model). I replaced the link and was finally able to break the drive side loose.
I doubt you all break links like that - maybe you do Maybe I'm wrapping it wrong, but it seems to put all the torque on the rear link. I'll set the rear link then wrap the loose chain around the cog - correct??? Is there a better tool? Maybe something a little beefier? Or maybe I'm just doing it wrong? I am running 3/32 gear on the bike - that shouldn't make any difference using an 1/8" tool, right?