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Stein Hypercracker

2010-08-03 23:12:53.451863+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

One of the challenges I had at the Agony was a guy with a late '70s or so bike who ran the chain off the big sprocket of the rear derailleur and completely chewed up his spokes. In retrospect, I probably could have done more, but if I keep supporting rides I'll need to get some cassette removal tools to take the rear sprocket cluster off of a wheel.

Since this is likely to be an occasional thing, the idea of small and light appeals. Larry pointed out the Stein "Hypercracker" Mini Lock Ring Tool, available in Shimano and Campy versions.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-05 02:16:58.470713+00 by: Larry Burton

Late 70s bikes used freewheels and not free hubs. Those take a different tool. There are quite a few different styles of free hubs out there requiring their own free hub removal tool. Since I think Shimano eight and nine speed hubs make up a large percentage of the the FR-5 would probably get a lot of them.

Working SAG a chain wrench shouldn't be much of a bother to throw in the tool bag. I'm looking at that tool as something I would want with me for extended trips on the bike where I might find myself with multiple broken spokes a long ways from a bike shop and with a heavy load on the bike.