- Apr 7, 2006
I was wondering if it's possible to remove my cassette(shimano) using regular tools without damaging or risking damage to anything. If so, how is it done??
Why not just buy the tool. It's less than $10 for the lock ring nut and about the same for the chain whip.tyler1212 said:
Well, because if I can do it without it, why spend 15 bucks for no reason. Its not like I remove one every weekend, in fact, this is the first time!Lonnie Utah said:Why not just buy the tool. It's less than $10 for the lock ring nut and about the same for the chain whip.
If the smallest cog is a screw on to lock the whole cassette you can remove it with another chain. lay the bike upside down, shift to the small chainring in the front and the rear in the 2nd or 3rd gear from the smallest. Wrap the extra chain on the top gear (the one that locks the cogset) and on the big chainring then turn the rear tire by hand backwards.tyler1212 said:
Not really. Get the tools. How much did you spend on your bike. If money is reallya constraint, take it to your LBS and borrow their tools. You can go McGuyver, but you might end up spending way more from possible damage. Listen to the good people here ..tyler1212 said:
Since the original Pamir "Hypercracker" went out of production a couple of years ago, there has been no small, portable tool available that would allow on-the-road cassette removal.
Such a tool is of vital importance to the touring cyclist, because it's the only way to be able to replace a broken spoke on the right side of the rear wheel, the most common spot for spokes to break.
Jim Stein has come to the touring cyclist's rescue with the new Stein Mini Cassette Lock tool. http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/tools/stein-mini-lock/index.html
Although this tool is a bit more expensive than the original Hypercracker, it is lighter, smaller and made with more precision.
i have a Park tool that i have had for about 10 years....broke it a few weeks back removing a shimano mtb cassette that had rusted on a friends bike...free_rideman said:The lockring tool is pretty hard to come across without. It is made out of steel, and will last forever, .
If you have a good relationship with them they will probably do it for free.backtobiking said:Nobody posted this, but the obvious way to remove it without buying oneself special tools is taking it to the bike shop and have them do it. Just call me Mr. Obvious.
Only if my "LIFE" depened on it, would I try the following. Stick as many bladed screw drivers into the cassette lock ring as you can. Wrap tape around the handles as tight as you can. Place two wrenches, 180 degrees apart on the screw driver shanks. You can try using Pipe wrenchs, crescent wrenchs, Channel locks or vise grips. Push down on the handles with you chest and turn both wrenches counter clockwise. Be prepared to cry in your beer.tyler1212 said:
A direct answer to your question is: If you use anything other than the correct tool, you risk damaging your cassette or cassette lockring. So, No, it's not possible.tyler1212 said: