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Anybody used the Pedro combo pedal wrench/cog remover?(11 posts)

Anybody used the Pedro combo pedal wrench/cog remover?SpecialTater
Aug 28, 2003 11:49 AM
It's priced about the same as individual park tools...but they call it "unique" which doesn't sound too good to me. I also don't see how it fits on a pedal...
That tool isn't for pedals...biknben
Aug 28, 2003 12:08 PM
It is only a replacement for a chain whip. Those little knobs fit in between the teeth of the rear cassette.

Kinda related question: When is someone going to put a handle on one of those cassette tools? That way I wouldn't need to use a seperate wrench to remove the cassette. Does anyone really put the cassette tool in a vise to tighten the lock ring?
Nashbar calls itSpecialTater
Aug 28, 2003 12:40 PM
the Pedros Cog and Pedal Kit
I'm confused...biknben
Aug 28, 2003 1:11 PM
I went to Pedro's site and found the tool you displayed. The description doesn't mention anything regarding pedals. Looking at the pic I don't see how it could work on pedals.

The Nashbar description say:
Remove your rear cassette and pedals too with this special offer from Pedros. Kit includes: Hyperglide socket and Pedros unique cog wrench with pedal wrench. The tools to do these jobs from another well known tool maker add up to over $35!

Only thing I can think of is that they are including a pedal wrench which is not shown in the photo. I'd call them to confirm before ordering. Ask how many peices are included or something.
cassette tool w/ handleoff roadie
Aug 28, 2003 12:51 PM
would take up more room on a pegboard or in a tool case. There's a lot of different "cassette tools" out there when you consider the varieties of freewheels, campy cassettes, etc. One wrench and 8 diffrent funny things you turn with it is a lot lighter (and cheaper) than 10 special tools. Makes all kinds of sense to me.

I suppose somebody who installed a lot of shimmano cassettes (like a factory assembler) might choose to weld a handle onto that puppy (or the Park version, which IMO is 100 times nicer), but that's a pretty trivial modification for a 8 hour a day user. Why charge the rest of the market for that one-in-10,000 user's special needs?
I see your point...biknben
Aug 28, 2003 1:06 PM
I did not consider all the other freewheel tools. To have a handle on each of them would require a larger bench indeed.

I use the Shimano cassette tool often and would prefer it to have a handle.
I modified my cassette tool....Gregory Taylor
Aug 29, 2003 7:02 AM
I modified my Shimano cassette tool so that I could use it on the road (a unsupported tour in Ireland) without having to carry a big honkin' wrench. What I did was to slap it in my drill press and drill a hole completely through one end of it, centered on the flats where you put a wrench. The hole is large enough to fit a 5 mm allan wrench or small piece of bar stock. Run the wrench/bar stock through it, and you have a handle to turn the cassette tool.

I actually have used this out on the road. I broke a spoke on the cassette side of a wheel while in Ireland, and I was able to whip the cassettee off and replace the spoke. Yes, I still had to pack a chain whip...but I had room in the panniers for that. Still, I'm working on making one of those that fits into my touring kit.
spare chain (or removed chain) = chain whip?off roadie
Aug 29, 2003 7:27 AM
I've heard of people just taking a length of chain and wrapping it around thge cassette, running the long end out to the edge of the wheel, and gripping it against the tire with thier hand. Probably something you'd want to try at home first, and it may not allow as much torque as a true chainwhip.
Yeah, that works if you don't torque the lockring excessivelyGregory Taylor
Aug 29, 2003 7:40 AM
And it is messy on the hands. I was thinking about making a small chainwhip with a length of chain and some aluminum. My thought was to have a two piece handle that broke down into small pieces about the width of your palm when not in use. The handle would be assembled using a pair of screws and wingnuts.
I have had mine for 2 years and love it!mazobob
Aug 28, 2003 1:37 PM
I use it 4-5 times a year and would never part with it! The cassette holder(tool with yellow handle) has two side . One side is for a 11 tooth and the other side is for 12 tooth.
The other tool with the pin on it, slides over the first and a 10" crescent wrench and walla you got it off.
If you've ever used a chainwhip you will appreciate this tool combo! Get it , you won't be sorry
what if yah like having a 13t small cog?off roadie
Aug 29, 2003 7:23 AM
I guess I'd be SOL without a chain whip, eh?