chain whip

A chain whip is a tool that will often be included in a decent bike tool kit. As the name implies, it has a long handle with a length of chain at the end. It is used as a way to grip the cogs of a cassette, allowing you to gain enough torque to loosen a lockring. Some older cassettes require the use of two chain whips applied in opposing directions to loosen the smallest cog of the cassette which itself acts as a lockring. Unfortunately, there are no real alternatives to a chain whip since using anything else will most likely screw up the cogs on your cassette. Luckily, if you have screw on type cassette, a chain whip is unnecessary.

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Install a 42-tooth Sprocket on a 10-speed Cassette

One Up Components 42 Tooth Sprocket:

This is designed for SRAM and Shimano’s 10-speed drivetrains, which use 11t-36t cassettes.

42-tooth Sprocket for 10-speed...

Company: Maxxis
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Inspect, Remove, and Install a Cassette

How to remove and install your cassette:

For this job you will need the appropriate cassette lock ring removal tool, an adjustable crescent wrench, and a chain whip.

Equipment check...

Part cassette
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Remove and Install a Shimano Cassette

First things first: a freewheel is not a cassette. There are several differences between the two. In a cassette, the ratcheting mechanism is part of the hub and is integrated, not screwed on. A...

Part cassette
Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial

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