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    How to remove this lockring?

    I picked up a pair of 29er wheels recently and can't for the life of me figure out how to get the lockring off to add a spacer. It looked like the parktool BBT-18 would work but it won't go on. You can see in the picture it has 8 slots where i thought this tool would thread into but no love.

    I was told they came off a voodoo dambala. alex rims, no idea who makes the hub.

    Thanks!
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    Try a spanner wrench

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudnut

    Try a spanner wrench

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    Spanner will do it.

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    doh.. always wondered what those were for. thanks guys.

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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    i used

    on mine (bonti race SS)
    i used a pipe wrench and a chian whip

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    Dudes, a spanner is a wrench in the UK. So using a wrench wrench ain't exactly right grammer. Even if she is old and don't spell so good. With that said the wrench pictured is probably the right one if the teeth fit that lockring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man
    Dudes, a spanner is a wrench in the UK. So using a wrench wrench ain't exactly right grammer. Even if she is old and don't spell so good. With that said the wrench pictured is probably the right one if the teeth fit that lockring.
    Well, we all know the UK has murdered the english language...

    The teeth don't need to fit the gaps. Only one hook needs to engage as long as the rest is supported and doesn't slip off. That spanner works fine on track lockrings even though it isn't made for them.

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    I had a hub like that, I think it was made by formula. I just used needle nose pliers and opened em up enough to engage teeth on opposite sides of the hub. It was a pain in the ass trying to hold the chainwhip in place while holding the pliers and trying to unscrew the ring, but I was able to get the lockring off.

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    My Shimano bottom bracket wrench works good enough on mine.

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    i had a bontrager wheel with the same lockring, and hand tight was all it ever needed. never loosened up while riding, and if the situation arose, i would've been able to change cogs without tools.

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    It looks similar to a truvativ bottom bracket key pattern. Truvativ bb remover tool?
    Mary ss shenanigans

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob.char
    It looks similar to a truvativ bottom bracket key pattern. Truvativ bb remover tool?
    X2 on that!
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    Park's Dura Ace 7700 series bottom bracket lockring removal tool.
    http://parktool.com/products/detail....5&item=BBT%2D7

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    If you're desperate...a flat head screwdriver and hammer can do the job.
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    Formula lock ring on a Formula hub. As stated above, a Park HCW5 or a Hozan cog tool will do the trick. So will channel locks, a flat blade screw driver and a mallet, or vice grips, if you really want to f-up the lock ring.

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