Tool for removing a cassette on the road.

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by rob, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. rob

    rob Guest

    While talking to the man plastering our wall the other day, it turns
    out he's a cyclist, so the subject turned, as it always does, to
    replacing broken drive-side rear spokes. He mentioned he'd used a
    gadget small enough to carry on tours which would loosen a cassette
    lock ring (By bracing against the chain stays? Not sure.) without
    requiring a chain whip.

    Having googled, I can't find anything like that. Was he mistaken or
    am I just not cut out for googling? Anyone heard of such a gizmo?

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    rob, Jun 24, 2011
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  2. In news:,
    rob <> tweaked the Babbage-Engine to tell us:
    > While talking to the man plastering our wall the other day, it turns
    > out he's a cyclist, so the subject turned, as it always does, to
    > replacing broken drive-side rear spokes. He mentioned he'd used a
    > gadget small enough to carry on tours which would loosen a cassette
    > lock ring (By bracing against the chain stays? Not sure.) without
    > requiring a chain whip.
    >
    > Having googled, I can't find anything like that. Was he mistaken or
    > am I just not cut out for googling? Anyone heard of such a gizmo?


    They do exist and I'm still kicking myself not buying Futurecycles' last
    remaining Hypercracker in 2001. Anyway, see:
    http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-029/index.html

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  3. rob

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    In message <>
    rob <> wrote:

    > While talking to the man plastering our wall the other day, it turns
    > out he's a cyclist, so the subject turned, as it always does, to
    > replacing broken drive-side rear spokes. He mentioned he'd used a
    > gadget small enough to carry on tours which would loosen a cassette
    > lock ring (By bracing against the chain stays? Not sure.) without
    > requiring a chain whip.
    >
    > Having googled, I can't find anything like that. Was he mistaken or
    > am I just not cut out for googling? Anyone heard of such a gizmo?
    >


    Some friends of mine, Mark and Juliet Maclean, cycled to Australia, and
    Mark improvised a number of tools to repair their bikes on the way.

    see http://www.mark-ju.net/bike_ride/equipment/hypercracker.htm

    I note that there is link on that website for a commercial version of
    the tool.

    Mike
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  4. rob

    rob Guest

    On Jun 24, 3:55 pm, wrote:
    > Some friends of mine, Mark and Juliet Maclean, cycled to Australia, and
    > Mark improvised a number of tools to repair their bikes on the way.
    >
    > seehttp://www.mark-ju.net/bike_ride/equipment/hypercracker.htm
    >


    Many thanks,

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    rob, Jun 24, 2011
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  5. rob

    rob Guest

    On Jun 24, 3:53 pm, "Dave Larrington" <> wrote:

    > They do exist and I'm still kicking myself not buying Futurecycles' last
    > remaining Hypercracker in 2001.  Anyway, see:http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-029/index.html
    >


    Thanks for that, it turns out the plasterer was sane after all. I'll
    try to find a retail version for both Campag and Shimano and failing
    that, it's angle grinder time.

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    Rob
     
    rob, Jun 24, 2011
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  6. rob

    Clive George Guest

    On 24/06/2011 16:27, rob wrote:
    > On Jun 24, 3:53 pm, "Dave Larrington"<> wrote:
    >
    >> They do exist and I'm still kicking myself not buying Futurecycles' last
    >> remaining Hypercracker in 2001. Anyway, see:http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-029/index.html
    >>

    >
    > Thanks for that, it turns out the plasterer was sane after all. I'll
    > try to find a retail version for both Campag and Shimano and failing
    > that, it's angle grinder time.


    I picked up an NBT2 fairly easily - send money to the guy in Holland and
    he posts it to you. It's a man rather than a swish e-commerce operation
    though.

    Because of Mark's experience bending the dropout, I don't do my
    lockrings up bastard tight - don't seem to have a problem from that.
     
    Clive George, Jun 24, 2011
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  7. On 24/06/2011 16:27, rob wrote:
    > On Jun 24, 3:53 pm, "Dave Larrington"<> wrote:
    >
    >> They do exist and I'm still kicking myself not buying Futurecycles' last
    >> remaining Hypercracker in 2001. Anyway, see:http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-029/index.html
    >>

    >
    > Thanks for that, it turns out the plasterer was sane after all. I'll
    > try to find a retail version for both Campag and Shimano and failing
    > that, it's angle grinder time.


    The Unior 1669 pocket lockring remover tool seems to quite easily
    available online, or possibly from Raleigh dealers / Cyclelife shops.

    eg see: http://www.cyclelife.com/Product.aspx?pc=2&pt=179&pg=2710
    or: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pocket-lockring-remover-spoke-key/dp/B004XVQBIM

    I've got one of these tools, though I've never actually used it.


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    http://craig.neogeo.org.uk
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    Craig Wallace, Jun 24, 2011
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    On 24/06/2011 15:53, Dave Larrington wrote:
    > They do exist and I'm still kicking myself not buying Futurecycles' last
    > remaining Hypercracker in 2001.


    I bought a Hypercracker from Futurecycles, small world!

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  9. rob

    thirty-six Guest

    On Jun 24, 6:12 pm, Craig Wallace <craigw84@fast_NOSPAM_mail.fm>
    wrote:
    > On 24/06/2011 16:27, rob wrote:
    >
    > > On Jun 24, 3:53 pm, "Dave Larrington"<>  wrote:

    >
    > >> They do exist and I'm still kicking myself not buying Futurecycles' last
    > >> remaining Hypercracker in 2001.  Anyway, see:http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-029/index.html

    >
    > > Thanks for that, it turns out the plasterer was sane after all.  I'll
    > > try to find a retail version for both Campag and Shimano and failing
    > > that, it's angle grinder time.

    >
    > The Unior 1669 pocket lockring remover tool seems to quite easily
    > available online, or possibly from Raleigh dealers / Cyclelife shops.
    >
    > eg see:http://www.cyclelife.com/Product.aspx?pc=2&pt=179&pg=2710
    > or:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pocket-lockring-remover-spoke-key/dp/B004XVQBIM
    >
    > I've got one of these tools, though I've never actually used it.
    >


    I've had a look at that myself, I feel like getting it, I intend to
    have the same wonderful experience. I'm guessing it could possibly
    also make a good nipple key for wheelbuilding as well as emergency
    use. I have the Unior heavy duty nipple key and it's a dream to use
    after a little experience in handling. Perfect for final adjustments
    or adjusting the overall tension on a sound wheel. But the workshop
    duty key does not have a loop so you can put it on your pinkie while
    manipulating the wheel. I'll fix that with a bit of nylon cord.
     
    thirty-six, Jun 24, 2011
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  10. rob

    rob Guest

    On Jun 24, 6:12 pm, Craig Wallace <craigw84@fast_NOSPAM_mail.fm>
    wrote:
    > On 24/06/2011 16:27, rob wrote:
    >
    > > On Jun 24, 3:53 pm, "Dave Larrington"<>  wrote:

    >
    > >> They do exist and I'm still kicking myself not buying Futurecycles' last
    > >> remaining Hypercracker in 2001.  Anyway, see:http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-029/index.html

    >
    > > Thanks for that, it turns out the plasterer was sane after all.  I'll
    > > try to find a retail version for both Campag and Shimano and failing
    > > that, it's angle grinder time.

    >
    > The Unior 1669 pocket lockring remover tool seems to quite easily
    > available online, or possibly from Raleigh dealers / Cyclelife shops.
    >
    > eg see:http://www.cyclelife.com/Product.aspx?pc=2&pt=179&pg=2710
    > or:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pocket-lockring-remover-spoke-key/dp/B004XVQBIM
    >
    > I've got one of these tools, though I've never actually used it.
    >
    > --
    > Craig Wallacehttp://craig.neogeo.org.ukhttp://www.neogeo.org.uk


    Ordered, thank you for the link. I also hope never to have to use it.

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    rob, Jun 25, 2011
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