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How do I remove the cassette?(3 posts)

How do I remove the cassette?TFerguson
Jul 22, 2002 12:54 PM
How do I remove a 1998-99, 7-speed, 14-28 Tourney 30 cassette from a Sovos, 135 mm spaced hub? It's nothing like a current 9-speed.

The inside of the freehub body is about 24 mm and the Park Campy cassette tool (BBT-5) fits on an inner spline. I believe that the fit is coincidental and that this would be for disassembly of the freehub body.

Outside of this is a flat area, still stationary, with 2 holes with about 31 mm center to center. A tool may fit these holes but I have seen nothing like this.

Now we are to the free ratcheting part. There is what looks to be a lock ring with about a 46.5 mm OD with 8 notches on the outside of the ring. This looks like something that you would drive off with a screwdriver and hammer.

I have not tried forcing anything. Looking for advice first.

I'm betting it's a spin-on freewheel.Spoke Wrench
Jul 22, 2002 1:27 PM
Find a freewheel tool that will fit the splines. If it was my bike, I wouldn't risk my campy tool for this task.

Stick it into the splines and re-install the quick release to hold it in place (important). If you have a sturdy bench vise, chuck the freewheel remover into it. If you don't, get out your biggest adjustable wrench. Try to break it loose by turning counterclockwise. On a bike this new, it should come loose pretty easily. The gear cluster and ratchetting mechanism will come off all in one piece.

Good luck.
Yes. Found picture on Park site. Thanks. (nm)TFerguson
Jul 23, 2002 1:38 AM