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Cassette Removal(4 posts)

Cassette Removalhallcd7
Aug 2, 2002 8:45 AM
For a shimano deore rear, I have the removal tool and chain whip, but not sure which way to turn, clkwise or counterclkwise. Both ways seem to be awfully tight. and how tight should it be when i reassemble.

clueless newbie,
Turn it the way it doesn't go when you pedalcory
Aug 2, 2002 8:55 AM
It's threaded so riding tends to tighten it. Turn it the other way to get it off.
When you reinstall, just run it up snug by hand. Riding will do the rest.
re: Cassette RemovalPaulCL
Aug 2, 2002 8:55 AM
turn the wrench in the direction that would normally allow the cassette to spin freely. Hence the need for the chain whip. THe chain whip keeps the cassette from spinning so that you can unscrew the lockring or whatever is used on Shimano. Paul
re: Cassette RemovalSpoke Wrench
Aug 2, 2002 9:02 AM
1. Lean the wheel up against you with the freehub facing away from you.
2. Attach your chainwhip so that the handle is on your left and approsimately parallel to the floor. The chain goes over the top of the cog.
3. Attach your freehub remover and wrench so that the handle is parallel to the floor and in your right hand. If you are using a Park tool, be sure to reinstall the quick release to hold the tool in place.
4. Push down with both hands.