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  1. #1
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    Jul 2007

    Trouble removing cassette (2017 6fattie)

    I've removed cassettes many times from my other 3 bikes, but no luck with my 2017 6fattie. The cassette tool fits fine. I apply chain whip to cassette and a large wrench to the cassette tool, and but cannot get the cassette to loosen. Stopped trying because I'm worried about doing some damage to the wheelset or to myself. Is there something different about these hubs? Any ideas what I should try? Thanks.

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  2. #2
    aka: Bucky Fikes
    Reputation: Oh My Sack!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Lefty loosey, Righty tighty?

    Shimano or SRAM XD?
    Always ride with a purpose.

  3. #3
    Just Joshin' ya!
    Reputation: PrincipalRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    No, there is nothing different about the cassette. Someone just tightened the hell out of it. It has happened to me before on a new bike. I had to use a breaker bar. If you are afraid of breaking something, take it to a shop. They will do the same thing, but charge you for it. Except that you have the piece of mind knowing that if they bust something, they will have to take care of it.
    Getting a dropper post is like getting a bidet. I didn't know I needed one until I get one and boy, does my ass thank me.

  4. #4
    No Clue Crew
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    ^^ This is correct.
    Just like a raindrop, I was born to fall.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Mine was so tight I broke the wrench and cassette tool and then cassette, I needed a new cassette anyway. They just get super tight for some reason. I'd take it in and let them break it, lol

  6. #6
    Class Clown
    Reputation: dundundata's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    I recommend pedro's vise whip pliers

    if you could get the cassette tool in a vise that might help too

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