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    New question here. Can someone help me find the tool i need?

    So i know more about dirt bikes and than regular bicycles so i have no idea what tools i need. To replace the bearings in this wheel i need to take off the hub thing. can someone tell me what tool i need and where i can find it? thanks!Can someone help me find the tool i need?-img_0669.jpg
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    When you say "hub thing", I'm assuming you mean the cassette or the freewheel body itself? You probably need a Park Tool FR-4 freewheel remover tool. You can probably find other brands as well.

    Park Tool Co. FR-4 : Freewheel Remover : Freewheel & Cassette

    Most LBS should carry it but it may not carry the specific one that you need. You can find it on Amazon as well

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    This is like a "G-spot" question.

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    "Can someone help me find the tool i need?" How many pornos start that way?

    You also need a chain whip in addition to the cassette tool. Keeps it from spinning.
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    You guys suck im all bummed now

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    I made a video on alternatives to a chain whip:

    CASSETTE CHANGE W/ COMMON TOOLS - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSteve in CO View Post
    "Can someone help me find the tool i need?" How many pornos start that way?

    You also need a chain whip in addition to the cassette tool. Keeps it from spinning.
    lol you cracked me up with this ;p

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    No chainwhip necessary, that's a freewheel. Shakester was close but OP will need the FR-1 for Shimano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    No chainwhip necessary, that's a freewheel. Shakester was close but OP will need the FR-1 for Shimano.
    As opposed to a freehub? I guess it's been a while since I saw a freewheel. Sorry for the bad info, OP.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    You guys suck im all bummed now

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    thank you

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