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    Cassette removal w/o a chain whip?? [Cross-post]

    I posted this inthe tooltime forum as well, but figured people in this forum would know about removing cassette as ;-) Also, that thread has become a discussion about removing cassettes w/o tools (i.e., by hand w/ a glove or tool).

    Anyway, I was looking at ordering a few more tools. I am going to get a better set of allen wrenches along with some tools for removing cassettes & center lock disc breaks. I was looking at some of the Pedro tools and noticed the following set at Nashbar:
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

    Perhaps its a sign of being a 'newbie' in the do-it-yourself club, but I have only seen chain whips & lockring tools for removing cassettes -- this is the first time I have seen a 'cog wrench'. Has anyone used one of cog wrenches? The cog wrench by itself seems to sell for $25-$30.

    Thx.

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    Never mind.......

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    I just noticed that the link above did not work (that's what I get for attempting to past a link). What I meant to post was the link to Pedro's cassette removal 'kit' which includes the cog wrench (sells for $15 separately) and the HG Socket/wrench:
    link here.

    Perhaps you changed your comments after reading the description in this kit:
    Pedro’s unique Cog Wrench fits into 11t or 12t cogs, holding the cassette firmly while you insert the included HG Socket through it for easy removal of the lock ring.

    $50 for the kit is a little steep, but $15 for the cog wrench & $3 for the lock ring tool seem pretty decent.

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    Just get the nashbar chain whip for $6.50 and a lock ring tool for $3 - Total- $9.50. This is everything needed to change a cassette and it cost less than using the "cog wrench".
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    yep, agree with this one, all I've ever needed is the lock ring tool & a chain whip or a chunk of 2x4.

    Quote Originally Posted by VT no 1 2 or 3
    Just get the nashbar chain whip for $6.50 and a lock ring tool for $3 - Total- $9.50. This is everything needed to change a cassette and it cost less than using the "cog wrench".
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    I have in a pinch, and wouldn't recommend it for recurring use, done the following:

    Round shafted screwdriver between the spokes (cassette side of where they cross) and wedged across the largest cog. Use the lockring tool to loosen.
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