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.
How do I know what speed cassette is on my bike?
The only way to know what’s on your bicycle is by determining the number of teeth on the largest gear on your rear wheel. This is typically shown on the cassette’s packaging. For example, a road style 8 speed cassette might be marked as: 8 speed – 11-28t.
How do you remove the rear sprocket on a bicycle?
Cassette Lockring Removal
- Mount bike in repair stand and remove rear wheel from bike.
- Remove quick-release skewer.
- Inspect cassette and select correct type of remover.
- Engage remover into splines/notches.
- Install quick-release skewer and install skewer nut on outside of remover.
- Snug skewer nut against remover.
What can I use instead of 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 chain whip tools?
You need to take your cassette off the bike, either to clean it or to replace it. It is one of your core principles that you like to avoid shredding your fingers whilst undertaking bike maintenance. You therefore need a chain whip and a lockring tool.