Chainset removal tool - Do I have to buy it??

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JoeAllez11
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Chainset removal tool - Do I have to buy it??

Postby JoeAllez11 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:52 pm

When I replace my chain set, how do I remove the old one??

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Re: Chainset removal tool - Do I have to buy it??

Postby thistle (MBNW) » Sun Nov 25, 2012 13:02 pm

Depends on the bottom bracket.

Square taper, Octolink (and ISIS?) require a special tool to take the cranks off. Hollowtech II just requires an allen key.
Removing the bottom bracket itself requires another tool. Octolink has one tool, HTII has another.

If you just want to replace chainrings, you might be able to do it without removing the cranks. It would be fiddly, but possible. As long as you can get to the chainring bolts, which might be done up tight and/or corroded.

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Re: Chainset removal tool - Do I have to buy it??

Postby centimani » Sun Nov 25, 2012 14:32 pm

As Thistle asks, more info required to really help you, there's a few systems requiring different tools...and if its the chainrings that are worn, you can replace those quite easily (usually) without any specialist tools.
Give us some more info Joe :wink:
Is it the chainrings that are worn, is the BB ok, or do you just want an upgrade...

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Re: Chainset removal tool - Do I have to buy it??

Postby nicklouse » Sun Nov 25, 2012 14:44 pm

have a read of Parktools to see what is needed.
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