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Old 01-04-14, 05:52 AM
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I filed down two of the flats on my cassette removal tool so I could use a smaller crescent wrench on it. And I use a piece of really strong cord tied onto a short length of chain as my chain whip. Total package weighs very little. But, if you do the same, make sure that the threaded piece that holds on your cassette is loose enough to get it off while still at home. Some shops thread those on really tight, much tighter than necessary.

On my bikes without a bracket to store spare spokes on the frame, I have them in the seatpost. A wine cork with electrical tape wrapped around it holds them in the post. (The tape was added later after the cork dried out and got loose.)

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