/ 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.
999thAndy 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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