What tools do I need to remove a bike cassette?
The lockring is designed to hold the cogs of the cassette in place on the hub. 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.
What can I use if I don’t have a chain whip?
If you have a regular claw hammer and another length of chain, then you can create your own chain whip. Just drape the length of chain through the claw part of the hammer with the majority of chain going away from the handle of the hammer.
Do you need a chain whip to fit a cassette?
Grease threads of lockring and thread lockring into freehub. Install cassette lockring tool and install quick-release skewer. For installing lockring, use of the sprocket chain whip tool is not required.
Can I replace a freewheel with a cassette?
Unlike newer freehub cassettes, freewheel have the rotating body integrated with the cassette. Though it’s not so difficult to install a freewheel cassette, removing the old one can be much more difficult. Learn more in the article on how to remove a freewheel cassette.