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Tips for cassette removal. I am updating my cassette and attempting to remove the old one, and have the wrench into the locking ring, yet it absolutely WILL NOT budge, I am 210# and fairly strong, and with all of my weight it will not move. I sprayed it with some WD40 and tried to warm it with a hot towel, yet it is rather recalcitrant, and don't worry, I know I am turning it in the right direction....Any tips...HELP?????
 

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chain whip??

physasst said:
Tips for cassette removal. I am updating my cassette and attempting to remove the old one, and have the wrench into the locking ring, yet it absolutely WILL NOT budge, I am 210# and fairly strong, and with all of my weight it will not move. I sprayed it with some WD40 and tried to warm it with a hot towel, yet it is rather recalcitrant, and don't worry, I know I am turning it in the right direction....Any tips...HELP?????
You didn't mention using a chain whip. I assume you have or the lockring would turn freely in the correct direction. Spray the lockring threads with penetrating lube a let it set awhile before trying again. Try a cheater bar if all else fails. The lockring will either come loose, strip the threads or strip the splines.
 

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You didn't mention using a chain whip. I assume you have or the lockring would turn freely in the correct direction. Spray the lockring threads with penetrating lube a let it set awhile before trying again. Try a cheater bar if all else fails. The lockring will either come loose, strip the threads or strip the splines.

I'm using a chain whip.....I'll try it....thanks.
 

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I always stand over the wheel and push down on the wip and a 12" crescent wrench. I use a tool that has a "built in" locating pin, so that it can't slip on the lockring splines.
 

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Something else that can help is to use your quick release skewer to hold the lockring tool tight against the lockring to avoid an accidental slip and possibly busted knuckles.

Al
 

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ctracer01 said:
at our LBS we call it the "powerbar"-just get a really long steel bar as a wrench extender and be very careful

I finally got it, had to soak it in WD40 for about 2 hours, and I mean SOAK....but it's off and the new cassette is on...thanks for all the replies.
 

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Now that you have it off. How tight do you have to have the new lockring. I just put a new cassette on my old rims and dont know how hard to crank on it.
 

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the lockring torque is very often printed on the lockring itself. if not, it´ll be on the instruction sheet. and if you stil can´t find it, just tighten the thing pretty hard and it'll be OK.
 

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physasst said:
I finally got it, had to soak it in WD40 for about 2 hours, and I mean SOAK....but it's off and the new cassette is on...thanks for all the replies.
Can we assume that you greased the threads liberally when putting it back together? This is the cure for future removal issues. If you didn't grease it well, now might be the time to get some practice at cassette lockring removal and do the job right.
 
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