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Old 06-05-22, 05:07 AM
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How to remove this cassette?

How do I remove this cassette? Do I need a special tool?
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Old 06-05-22, 06:17 AM
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It's a freewheel not a cassette, and you need the correct tool to catch the splines around the axle
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Old 06-05-22, 06:33 AM
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What dedhed said...
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This Park Tool video gives you a good walkthru.

Pay particular attention to the tool selection.

Your pic isn’t clear enough to definitively answer which tool you need, it’s too hard to count the splines and while it looks like there is a brand, we can’t read it.

But you’ll be able to do it with your bare eyes. (A rag may help with the brand.)

If you are still unsure, bring the wheel to the local bike shop, they’ll help you purchase the right freewheel tool.


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Old 06-05-22, 07:47 AM
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See the difference between the 2 here-
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html
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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
If you are still unsure, bring the wheel to the local bike shop, theyíll help you purchase the right freewheel tool.
If you take the wheel to a shop they'll remove it for you for probably less than the cost of a tool.
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It's been a while since I took off a freewheel... but you might have to remove the axle to get access to the splines for your (or the shop's) tool.
This would best be done by removing the locknut and cone from the non-drive side. Don't lose the bearings!
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Originally Posted by sweeks View Post
It's been a while since I took off a freewheel... but you might have to remove the axle to get access to the splines for your (or the shop's) tool.
This would best be done by removing the locknut and cone from the non-drive side. Don't lose the bearings!
No no no. It is not required to remove an axle to get a freewheel off.
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
If you take the wheel to a shop they'll remove it for you for probably less than the cost of a tool.
The OP wants to remove it themselves, and wants to know if there is a special tool.

The tool is, what, less than 10.00?

Itíll all but pay for itself the first time, and will be free the next time, assuming it isnít lost in the meantime.

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Originally Posted by sweeks View Post
It's been a while since I took off a freewheel... but you might have to remove the axle to get access to the splines for your (or the shop's) tool.
This would best be done by removing the locknut and cone from the non-drive side. Don't lose the bearings!
No, that shouldn't be necessary. It looks to follow the Shimano UG pattern, which uses a thin-wall tool to fit between the axle locknut and the freewheel body (Park FR-1.3, for example). In the event that it doesn't fit, it's only necessary to remove the axle locknut to seat the tool. The axle itself can remain in place.
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
No no no. It is not required to remove an axle to get a freewheel off.
Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
No, that shouldn't be necessary. It looks to follow the Shimano UG pattern, which uses a thin-wall tool to fit between the axle locknut and the freewheel body (Park FR-1.3, for example). In the event that it doesn't fit, it's only necessary to remove the axle locknut to seat the tool. The axle itself can remain in place.
I stand corrected! As I said, it's been a while.
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Thanks for the Park Tools video. After some cleaning, looks like it says “LX.” Just moved and think my nearest bike shop is 45 minutes away so want to fix this myself. Very tough to see even after cleaning (old eyes) but counted 12 splines so ordered the FR1.3 removal tool for $10.


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Old 06-05-22, 07:51 PM
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it looks like the common splined socket that I would receive in all the basic/standard edition tool assemblies. the one you ordered seems like the more expensive made version.
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