/ Tool Improvkisation

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andymac - on 26 Jun 2013
Just putting a new cassette on a new wheel.

However, I do not have the proper tool for tightening the locknut.

Any suggestions.

Ultegra cassette btw

itsThere on 26 Jun 2013
In reply to andymac: buy the tool
andymac - on 26 Jun 2013
In reply to itsThere:

looks like the only answer.

don't want to scratch or damage anything.

bugger!
itsThere on 26 Jun 2013
In reply to andymac: If you need to get it off you dont want to have another problem on your hands. They are quite cheap to buy.
Dave Kerr - on 26 Jun 2013
In reply to andymac:

As above, not bodgeable.
gethin_allen on 26 Jun 2013
In reply to andymac:
The only way you can bodge it is if you take the spindle out then use a coin or large washer held in an adjustable spanner. This is a pain and only really any good in dire emergencies. The tools are quite cheap now so probably easier to get one.
3leggeddog on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to gethin_allen: Bodgetastic Sir, I salute you
Blinder - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to andymac: Assuming you need to remove the old cassete you will also need a chain whip.
MHutch - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to andymac:

Just tighten it up by hand, get distracted and forget to finish it properly, and then wonder why your gears are slipping, as I did once.

Get the tool for a fiver. Cheaper than the consequences of bodging something which then slips and trashes the cassette, freehub or spokes...or more likely your hand.
Andy Hardy on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to Blinder:
Or a length of old chain. a thin screwdriver and a workmate ...
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gethin_allen on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to 999thAndy:
> (In reply to Blinder)
> Or a length of old chain. a thin screwdriver and a workmate ...

I use an old chain held with a pair of adjustable grips.

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