How do you get a sprocket off a bike?
Wrap the chain whip tool around the largest sprocket and secure it. The chain whip tool holds the cassette in place so that you can loosen the lockring. Place the sprocket removal tool around the lockring. Use a crescent wrench to turn the lockring counter-clockwise, so that you can loosen and remove it.
What tools do I need to change a Shimano cassette?
In order to remove and replace your cassette, you need to unscrew this lockring. You’ll need three tools to do this: a chain whip, a cassette lockring remover and a large adjustable crescent wrench.
When should you replace rear cassette?
Once the chain wear is approaching 1% “stretch”, it’s usually time to replace the cassette as well. Because the teeth on the cassette will have worn down to more or less match the chain wear, if a new chain is fitted to a worn cassette, it won’t mesh properly and may jump or skip, especially when changing gear.