Single speed conversion kit removal
I have a Wheels Mfg single speed conversion kit and I want to swap it over to another wheelset but I don't know how to remove it. I didn't install it because it came already on the wheel. Please help
This is the one I have
You need one of these:
to get it off. And maybe a chainwip to hold the sprocket so it doesn't spin when you are loosening it. But I usually just hit it with the impact and it will loosen it up.
You should remove it the same way you'd remove a cassette.
large wrench or vice grip to hold cassette tool.
step 1: get drunk
step 2: drink more
step 3: wrap chainwhip around cog so that when you attempt to spin it, if you hold the chain whip, it won't spin (or freewheel).
step 4: are you drunk enough yet? Because here's where it's gets tricky; send wife to store to buy more beer.
step 5: sleep. the room is spinning
step 6: wake up and eat breakfast
step 7: get chainwhip out again, wrap it around the cog as stated in step three.
Step 8: insert cassette tool into wheels mfg lockring while holding the chainwhip.
step 9: is it noon yet? Cause that means it's acceptable to drink again.
step 10: repeat step 1-8 (x2)
step 11: realize you aren't getting anywhere, so take it to the bike shop and have them do it for you. Buy a 6 pack of beer for tip and stay after shop closes to drink with them
alternative step 11: take big wrench, and twist cassette tool the way your freehub would normally freewheel (or spin), but using the chainwhip, hold it back so it doesn't spin. With a little pressure the lockring will spin free, remove lockring and then all of the spacers and cog. Viola!
To reinstall, simply install spacer and cog on freehub and use the cassette tool to lock down the lockring by spinning it clockwise (no chainwhip needed).
step 12: party all night and get down.
You need to remove the lockring. Then the spacers and cog slide right off.
That is absolutely true.
Originally Posted by divernick
...if he has a SS specific rear wheel. Which, by looking at the conversion kit, he does not. I'd say 99.999infinity% of conversions will have a regular wheels, in which the tools the other two gents mentioned, will be needed.
He's talking about the same thing as them. The cassette tool removes a lockring that holds the cog and spacers in place.
Originally Posted by p nut
Threaded SS freewheel hubs usually do not have any lockring
I see. I was thinking he was talking about this tool:
Originally Posted by boomn
My error in thinking, as the answer had already been stated multiple times before he posted, and I automatically thought he was talking about something else.
No problem, just making sure we're all on the same page
Originally Posted by p nut
I have the same kit on my bike, just be very careful with that lock ring; I managed to strip it out
Friends don't let friends ride geared bikes
We're on the same page, just different paragraphs.
Originally Posted by Tone's
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