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    Are these the right freewheel/lockring tools?

    I am riding SS on a converted cassette hub. I'm getting a new fixed/free wheel (Surly hub), so now I need to figure out how to install all this stuff on a threaded hub.

    Here are the tools I think I need:

    White Industries freewheel: Pedros BMX freewheel socket or Park FR-6
    Surly track lockring: Park FR-2
    Surly track cog: Chain whip

    Is this right?

    Thanks,
    Anthony

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    BMX freewheel remover and a bench vise are needed to remove a freewheel. To install all you need is some anti-seize and two fingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.delorenzo
    I am riding SS on a converted cassette hub. I'm getting a new fixed/free wheel (Surly hub), so now I need to figure out how to install all this stuff on a threaded hub.

    Here are the tools I think I need:

    White Industries freewheel: Pedros BMX freewheel socket or Park FR-6

    yes. either of these will work but you do not need a tool to install a freewheel. you only need a tool to remove it.

    Surly track lockring: Park FR-2
    nope. wrong tool. you need a park HCW-5
    personally, i prefer the hozan head race pliers. they are intended for crappy old french headsets but work great on track lockrings.

    Surly track cog: Chain whip

    yup. you could get a dura ace track tool which has a lockring hook and a chainwhip. it's expensive though. cheapest route is probably park hook and cheap-y chainwhip.
    hope that helps.
    dan

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    Install by hand, remove with a tool.
    I have an ACS Bear Claw - it removes the BMX style freewheels (both sizes) - it's a huge wrench, it cost $20. Best part is(if you have a bolt-on hub) you can bolt on the wrench so it doesn't slip off and rip open your knuckles while changing cogs.
    But those are the tools. If you have a rapport with the LBS they'll probably do it free and then you won't need to buy them. Unless you're like me and want to do it all yourself.
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    1/2 right..

    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.delorenzo
    I am riding SS on a converted cassette hub. I'm getting a new fixed/free wheel (Surly hub), so now I need to figure out how to install all this stuff on a threaded hub.

    Here are the tools I think I need:

    White Industries freewheel: Pedros BMX freewheel socket or Park FR-6
    Surly track lockring: Park FR-2
    Surly track cog: Chain whip

    Is this right?

    Thanks,
    Anthony
    Your right on the BMX freewheel tool (I'd throw in a 12" cresent wrench and 3 feet of 2" galvanize pipe) but the other is not a lock ring tool. The Park tool you're looking @ is for old style freewheels (the ones with multible cogs). Check out

    Park HCW-5

    If you don't believe me check out Harris Cyclery

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    Good job! Thanks for the responses!

    Thanks guys, that is exactly the info I was looking for. I'll definitely invest in some tools, I want to be able to do stuff myself. As it is, I have a pretty well set-up garage shop. That ACS freewheel spanner looks wicked, I'm going to see if I can find it around here.

    What I really want, thought, is this baby from the Harris Cyclery site:



    Aaaah... so sweet.Plus I HATE chain whips. But, considering the wrench costs about the same as my entire rear wheel, I need to control myself here.

    Regards,
    Anthony

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