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BB and Cassette Removal

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:38 am

Tell me knowledgeable people, is this all I need to remove my BB (Rotor Q) and to put on and take off my cassettes? :? :oops:

http://www.wiggle.com.au/lezyne-external-bottom-bracket-and-cassette-tool/

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Re: BB and Cassette Removal

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:24 am

Nope your going to need a spanner or I hate to shake your hand...... :D

You will need a chain whip as well that suits your cassette something like below.

http://www.wiggle.com.au/lifeline-professional-7-11-speed-chain-whip/
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Re: BB and Cassette Removal

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:36 pm

So I could just use a claw hammer and chain to do the same as this? :)

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Re: BB and Cassette Removal

Postby bychosis » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:18 pm

Is possible without chain whip, just harder. I've used a rag wrapped around the cassette a couple of times. If you dont want to shell out for a chain whip they aren't hard to make. A bit of flat bar, a drill, some chain and a chain breaker. Copy the design from a pic on the net. Mine is home made a works fine, but would be nicer with an 'ergonomic' grip, rather than a thin flat piece of steel.
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Re: BB and Cassette Removal

Postby GAV!N » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:03 pm

It's worth just shelling out for a cheap tool kit such as - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321131130118 ... 1131130118

Then you can change cassette's, chains, cranks etc easily at home and keep your bike in good shape without forking out for a bike shop to do it. Yeah it's a cheap tool kit, and yeah the bike shops might not be happy that I'm not giving them business, but hey, I'm a tightass and I'm not going to throw money away for no reason :lol:
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Re: BB and Cassette Removal

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:06 pm

Thanks Gaven, I will check out that site when I get home Friday. :)

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Re: BB and Cassette Removal

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:46 pm

BTW Foo, the tool you linked, has a 32mm head.

This is the same size as old style headset spanners which you might have. It is a bit bigger than the standard 12" shifter can handle from memory.

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Re: BB and Cassette Removal

Postby Duck! » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:28 pm

ironhanglider wrote:BTW Foo, the tool you linked, has a 32mm head.

This is the same size as old style headset spanners which you might have. It is a bit bigger than the standard 12" shifter can handle from memory.

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Almost. A 12" shifter will open to 35mm, which is fine for a 1" threaded headset, which has 32mm nuts (but you still need a headset spanner for the lower one).
1 1/8" threaded headsets have 36mm nuts, which obviously the shifter won't quite open enough for.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: BB and Cassette Removal

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:57 am

My bottom bracket is Rotor Q not one you can put a shifter on. Idon't know what it is called in todays lingo :oops:

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Re: BB and Cassette Removal

Postby ironhanglider » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:45 pm

foo on patrol wrote:My bottom bracket is Rotor Q not one you can put a shifter on. Idon't know what it is called in todays lingo :oops:

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You'll need something to turn the tool though.

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Re: BB and Cassette Removal

Postby foo on patrol » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:48 am

ironhanglider wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:My bottom bracket is Rotor Q not one you can put a shifter on. Idon't know what it is called in todays lingo :)
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You'll need something to turn the tool though.

Cheers,

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I have that well and truly covered, the one advantage of driving trucks, I have a good tool kit. :(

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