The Bike Cassette Tools You Need For Your Mountain Biking Experience

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Are you in need of a bike cassette repair tool? There are many kinds to choose from and you may have trouble choosing which one to use. There are different ways to remove a cassette and there are also many types of crankset replacements that you might need. Choosing the right tool can make all the difference between riding smoothly and not being able to repair your bike. Here are some basic guidelines to help you choose the right tool for the job.

An Overview

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A basic cassette repair tool is what you require for removing your sprockets or cassette from your bicycle frame. The first type, you will come across is the standard sprockets remover. This is used for most standard types of bicycles and even though they are simple tools, they can be very time consuming to use if you do not know exactly how to use them. A crank extractor also does what it says on the tin; it pulls a crank from its socket and removes it from the spindle.

An important feature to look for on a cassette repair tool is a locking mechanism that is used to secure the tool in place while it is in use. There are two locking mechanisms, you will come across; internal locking and external locking. With an internal lockring, the handlebar-mounted locking device is fitted onto your bike’s back wheel. If you have a rear wheel locking, the same is fitted to the back side of your wheel and a lock ring is mounted on the back of the frame.

Bike Cassette Tools

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External locking bike cassettes, sometimes called lockable bike cassettes, feature a knob that is mounted to your bike’s handlebars. You will need to remove your hands and place your fingers under the knobs. When you push down on the knobs, the levers inside lock into position, holding the cassette securely in place. The advantage of external locking bike cassettes is that they can be used with any type of bicycle; some models even feature clip-on extensions.

Similar to locking, sprockets are also an important component to consider when looking for bike cassette repair tools. Sprockets are usually held securely in place by a bolt or chain. To remove sprockets, you will need to remove the bolt or chain. Locking sprockets are secured by a threaded fastening device that goes through the back wheel and other critical parts of the bicycle. Some locking sprockets are held by a spring that functions as a counterweight to prevent the sprockets from falling out, but this is usually not necessary and can be bypassed if you prefer.

Free Hubs are devices that sit between the wheels. A free hub has no internal teeth, while a free hub and a sprocket are usually very similar in design. A free hub has only one chain ring, while sprockets have two rings, and are usually made of plastic or metal. Free hubs also do not have cogs, which allows the bicycle to coast without stopping. When problems occur with freehubs, it usually means that the teeth on the inner ring have come loose, and is a very common problem that occurs with older bicycles.

In the End

When shopping for bike cassette parts, you should also keep in mind the type of freewheels you have as well as what type of tires you have on your bike. cassette systems usually fit different bikes depending on the brand. You should buy a freehub that fits your bike, especially if you use a freewheel, but make sure you get a compatible sprocket as well as the proper chainrings and cassette system. There are lots of places to get free hub information and you may also find them online.

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