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Sailingalong
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Really struggling

Postby Sailingalong » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:01 am

Trying to get the cassette off the hub/ wheel but the shimano tool wont go in far enough because of the obstruction in the pic.
Please can anyone help.
Now, I can't find how to upload a pic so I hope ive made it clear.

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Phil_D » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:10 am

What is this obstruction you can't upload a picture of?

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Sailingalong » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:26 am

I've taken the bolts off the wheel thing that goes through to the ball bearings. I can only get one side off because I can't unscrew the other side on the cassette side.
The tool goes into where it should but it's something circular which is just stopping it going in far enough.

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Sailingalong » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:31 am

Image

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Phil_D » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:39 am

That is what it should look like: so far so good.

The freewheel remover may not go in very far but as long as goes in a little way, it should be enough. If the cassette hasn't been removed for a long time it might just be stuck and need a bit of force to free it up. The removal took may jump out at times.

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Barrington12 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:40 am

Is it the pin which won't go in?

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Sailingalong » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:43 am

The tool fits perfectly in the splines but it is barely in. there's not enough of it in the splines for me to get a grip on it because of that obstruction.

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Sailingalong » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:45 am

Looking on you tube etc, I see these guys putting that tool right into that ring all the way and unscrewing it, but mine wont go in far enough. Please no jokes. :(

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Phil_D » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:53 am

Can you loosen the nut around the axle a little so that you can push the axle into the wheel? You'll need a cone wrench but perhaps the axle is protruding slightly too far?

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Sailingalong » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:56 am

I don't know how to take that nut off because there's nothing on the other side so I can't hold it as it spins. Just measured the depth it goes in and it's slightly less than 1mm and it's not the nut that's causing the obstruction. It's what the nut is tightened onto.

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Re: Really struggling

Postby nicklouse » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:56 am

what tool have you got?

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Phil_D » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:03 am

Have you got a side on picture?

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Sailingalong » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:10 am

Image

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Phil_D » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:27 am

That's exactly what it should look like. I'm shocked that there isn't enough clearance on your removal tool to get over it. Have you ever used it before? Did you have any problems with it?

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Parryman » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:38 am

Are you using a wrench and the tool or a spanner and the tool?

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Phil_D » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:45 am

Parryman wrote:Are you using a wrench and the tool or a spanner and the tool?


If it doesn't go over the axle why does it matter?

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Sailingalong » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:46 am

Can't remember using it to be honest.
There's plenty of clearance on the removal tool, it just wont go in far enough.
Should it go in more than 1mm?
Parryman.- I've tried adjustables and socket wrench, but it wont go in far enough.

Phil D - it goes over the axle.

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Sailingalong » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:53 am

Image

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Re: Really struggling

Postby Phil_D » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:59 am

So it is the round thing underneath the nut in the picture that is getting in the way?

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Re: Really struggling

Postby styxd » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:01 am

I imagine its getting stuck on the nut. Remove it and it should work.


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