cassette swapping

13 messages
20/03/2013 at 18:35
ive just bought a chainwhip and a lock ring tool. is removing and replacing cassettes easy as it seems just use the tools and loosen/tighten as necessary?
Symes    pirate
20/03/2013 at 18:38

Sure is, just done it myself, less than 1 minute, good luck, though you shouldn't need it!

20/03/2013 at 18:45

Dead easy if its not been put on to tight,I watched a couple of clips on Youtube which helped.

20/03/2013 at 18:48
Park tool have loads of "how to do" videos on their web site
20/03/2013 at 18:48
Very easy, just be careful with your knuckles when removing the lock ring! And don't over tighten it when putting it back!

And try to keep the bits from the cassette in the right order!
20/03/2013 at 22:26
Next question is how tight is too tight??
cougie    pirate
20/03/2013 at 22:43
You'll find out when you try to take it off
TheEngineer    pirate
21/03/2013 at 08:43
nick dew 4 wrote (see)
Next question is how tight is too tight??


I'd go for about 30-40Nm. To know that you'll need a torque wrench...


or here if you want to be a "proper cyclist"...

Edited: 21/03/2013 at 08:43
Cortina5    pirate
21/03/2013 at 09:12

HOW MUCH?? My BIG torque wrench was about £25 from Screwfix!

My lockrings spec 40Nm.

seren nos    pirate
21/03/2013 at 09:18

i decided that weasier than buying the tools i took it into the bike shop and they took 2 minutes to do it for me 

but it did look doable on the video

21/03/2013 at 09:42

I just wind it on til I'm pretty sure it's not going to come loose but without leaning on the spanner - worked so far.   

21/03/2013 at 10:14

To use a technical term, (lifetime of building sites), you have to give it a "nip" but dont go mad, that'll do. Cupa tea?

Edited: 21/03/2013 at 10:14
Cortina5    pirate
21/03/2013 at 17:34

Lovely. 40Nm is definitely4 knuckles

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