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Old 04-11-10, 10:28 AM
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SRAM Groupo Specific Installation Tools

Hello all.

I'm going to be installing a SRAM Rival Group soon, and I would like to know what SRAM specific tools I may need. As far as bike related tools, I currently have all required hex, star bits, torque wrenches, and cable cutting tools. I have a bottom bracket and crankset tools for square and splined Shimano bottom brackets; but I doubt these will be of use for the group.

Two questions from me:
1) I've checked on Park Tools website, and it shows that I'll need a BBT-9 bottom bracket tool. Will I need anything specific for the cranks?
2) I have a cassette tool for my Shimano cassettes (FR-5G), will this work on the Rival cassette? It says it should, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Anything else I'm missing?
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It appears all you need to install the group is the external bottom bracket tool you mentioned. If you have a larger torque wrench you might consider getting the Park BBT-9 bottom bracket tool.
Double check what size hex key you need for the crank installation.
The cassette tool will work on the cassette. Shimano and SRAM use the same style cassette lock rings.
One last tool that I advise having is a derailleur hanger alignment tool like the Park DAG-2. It is a little expensive but you'll always be able to check your hanger alignment to get better shifting and less noise.
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