Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the July Giveaway for a brand new 26" Thruster® Street Style BMX Cruiser Bicycle


How to figure out which Park Tool to use to remove cassette?
#1
Hi guys,

I bought a pre-built bike without any real details as to what pieces were used to make up the bike. Now I'd like to remove the cassette, but don't know what kind of tool I need to buy. Can you guys give me some feedback as to how I can figure out which tool I need to remove my cassette? Thanks.
  Reply
#2
First, figure out whether it is really a cassette you are looking at our a freewheel.
http://sheldonbrown.com/k7.html
Then try to make out any markings on the sprockets maybe find out the brand.
If it is a Shimano compatible cassette then it is easy, use eg. the FR-5G
  Reply
#3
Also if you are still in doubt, try uploading a picture of it. If you can if not no problem.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#4
Joe is spot-on with the Park FR-5G suggestion if you are certain that it is, indeed, a cassette.
Joe did, however, omit one itsy-bitsy detail ( I might have done the same, Joe )... there are still a small number of bikes being built with solid rear axles (non-Quick Release, or Bolt-On) that require an FR-5. The 'G' suffix means that it has a Guide that slides into a hollow axle (for QR).
That tool will fit 99% of the cassettes out there - be they Shimano, SRAM, SunTour, SunRace, Chris King, Real or generic stuff. It also fits Shimano disc brake lockrings.

On the off-chance that you have a Campagnolo cassette in the Record, Chorus, Centaur or Athena groups, you'll need a BBT-5 or FR-11C by Park Tools. I can't recall the last time, though, that I saw anything Campy that wasn't QR.
Wheelies don't pop themselves. (from a QBP fortune cookie)
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Work Table For Wheels
Yesterday 11:35 PM
26" Thruster® Street Style BMX | July 20...
Yesterday 11:21 PM
1980 Schwinn Suburban
Yesterday 11:06 PM
COLSON TANDEM BIKE REAR STEERING
Yesterday 09:04 PM
Need help finding a new rear derailleur
Yesterday 03:33 PM
Pain from bike saddle.
Yesterday 07:27 AM
Pinging noise fixed
07-02-2020 09:02 PM
road bike purchase help please
07-02-2020 12:27 PM
Saddle Height
07-02-2020 09:50 AM
What would be a fair price for this?
07-02-2020 02:54 AM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
60 posts
no avatar 2. Painkiller
19 posts
no avatar 3. CharleyFarley
14 posts
no avatar 4. Joe_W
11 posts
no avatar 5. Papa Dom
11 posts