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cassette cracker - where can you buy that on the web ?(7 posts)

cassette cracker - where can you buy that on the web ?PeterRider
Feb 3, 2003 10:11 PM
Thanks !

any of the major online retailers...Akirasho
Feb 4, 2003 4:20 PM,152,243&TextMode=0,152,243&TextMode=0,152,243&TextMode=0

... also check out and

Be the bike.
any of the major online retailers...Mike Prince
Feb 5, 2003 7:52 AM
I think he's talking about a specific tool that was designed to work with the early generation Shimano freehubs where the small cog threads on (no lockring). The tool is a small rubber-coated hook with a section of chain attached. The idea was that you wrap the chain around the small cog and the "hook" goes on the chainstay. Rotating the cranks then loosens the small cog. All of this without removing the wheel from the bike.

I bought one years ago and probably still have it. When I get home next week I'll look in my toolbox and see if I can find the manufacturer's name and post it. The actual name of the tool was the "Cassette Cracker".

I'd send Peter the one I have but I still have an old 7-spd freehub where the small cog threads on.

in that case, how 'bout...Akirasho
Feb 5, 2003 8:15 AM

Be the bike.
what I was asking for...PeterRider
Feb 7, 2003 12:20 AM
... you're supposed to be able to take it with you on a ride, and use it to remove the cassette in case of emergency. I've never seen a picture but read this name, "cassette cracker". This would be for 9-spd, like the FR-5 lockring tool that I have at home. I can take the FR-5 on a ride, but I would like to avoid taking also chainwhip and the adjustable wrench that I use to turn the lockring tool.

I would like to see a picture if you have one, and of course to know where I could buy that.

OK - here's the homemade versionB2
Feb 7, 2003 4:46 AM
and here's the mfgr contact info (I think)B2
Feb 7, 2003 4:52 AM
Pamir Engineering 814-474-2228
6620 Manchester Farms Rd
Fairview PA 16415