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Removal of Cassette Assmbly on Rolf Vector Pro(3 posts)

Removal of Cassette Assmbly on Rolf Vector Proalexfr99
Aug 4, 2001 10:47 AM
My LBS says that with a Rolf Vector Pro wheel, you should be able to pop off the whole cassette assembly (say for ex: to replace a drive side spoke) does one accomplish this removal???Thanks
re: Removal of Cassette Assmbly on Rolf Vector ProAkirasho
Aug 4, 2001 3:03 PM

I don't have Rolf wheels, but this is the defacto method for removing cogs from freewheels. I imagine that this is what the shop mean't... a simple proceedure when you've got the right tools.

Be the bike.
or read it here.ak
Aug 6, 2001 11:09 AM
Sorry, I just like to have it in people-words and not have to go to another site for answers. I'm just lazy I guess.
you need a chain-whip and a shimano (or campy depending on what type of cassette you have) if you don't have these and don't know what they are, then go to the shop and ask someone to do it for you.
You can immitate a chain-whip if you have a spare set of hands (roommate), a full length of old chain, and a channel-lock (or similar strong/big) pliers.
You can immitate the cassette tool by using a hammer and screwdriver, but it's really hard and I'd strongly encourage everyone to NEVER EVER DO THIS.

Basicly, the thing on top of the stack is a nut and the casette tool fits right into it. Unfortunately, In order to loosen it, you need to keep the cassette from rachetting by holding it with a chain-whip.
it is a 30 second job with the right tools and a half-hour without them. Just take it to the shop and watch them as they do it, what's wrong with you people, they're not gonna bite!