Cassette lockring pain – there must be another way!?!
Put the wheel at 90 degrees to a wall so the tyre is up against, stand with the wheel loosely between your legs (just to keep it level). Use the whip to push / rotate the wheel against the wall whilst undoing the locknut.Posted 4 years ago
Trying to undo the locknut with the cassette facing you will end in pain.fasthaggisMember
But in a vice, you’ve still got to stop the freewheel from spinning, so surely more of a faff than just between the legs?
Depends how tight it is,but having the lockring tool solid in a vice has always made it feel less of a faff to me ,and you also get to use the rim as a lever while the whip is held in place.Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
you should set the whip handle and spanner handle 5degrees apart from each other.
Then with both hands clasped around both handles at the same time towards their ends, squeeze the handles together.
With no arm muscle tension there’s virtually no risk of slamming your hand into anything when the tension gives.
Same technique can be applied to pedals using an allen key and the crank arm and to crank arm pullers using the spanner and crank arm.Posted 4 years ago
You know when you grip the cassette with a chain whip and then apply force to spanner on the lockring socket until it cracks and slips – well I always seem to ham fistidly stuff my fingers into the spokes, which is quite painful and last nights atempt has given me a black fingernail!
There must be another less painful way?Posted 4 years agoPeyoteMember
My mashed little pinkie hurts as I type this
If your fingernail has gone black, you may have a pressurised pool of blood behind it. A top tip I learnt after squishing my finger in a door and making the nail go black was to heat up a straightened paper clip in a flame (gas hob is perfect) until it goes red hot, then push it v.v. gently through the nail. The hot metal melts a small hole through the nail and the blood underneath quenches it before you burn the nail bed. Then when the paper clip comes out the pressure is released and the (majority of) the pain goes. I found out it quite scary when I did it, but the relief was immense!Posted 4 years ago
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