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    Default What tool do I need (cassette and chainring and chain removal)?

    I want to remove the cassette and chain ring and chain and clean them really well (and evaluate for replacement). What specific tools do I need? Thanks!
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    A chain tool for "breaking" the chain
    A cassette tool (potentially called a freewheel tool) for removing the cassette from the hub. You will also need a wrench (25mm?) to turn the cassette tool and a chain whip to hold the cassette in place while turning the tool.
    A crank tool to extract the crank arms from the bottom bracket (and you might need a wrench for that tool as well). I don't know how these newfangled cranks work--it doesn't look like square-tapered, as God intended cranks to be.
    You will lastly need the appropriate hex key (allen wrench) to remove the chain rings from the crank arm.

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    To remove cassette: chainwhip, cassette lockring tool, adjustable wrench (to grip lockring tool)
    To remove chainrings: usually just two metric allen wrenches. Sometimes the backside of the chainring bolts use a big flathead (there is a special tool for them but a large flathead screwdriver usually works fine too). Assuming you aren't actually removing the crankset, which you shouldn't need to just for chainring cleaning.
    Chain: nothing if theres a quicklink, chainbreaker if there isn't (and a quicklink to put it back on).

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    I have a chain whip, cassette thingy and socket wrench to fit it, all of which I can bring to Kindred tomorrow.

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    Thanks all - I have a chain whip from messing around with my fixed gear bike but I wasn't sure what kind of cassette lockring tool I needed. Seems like a bunch of different choices. I have an SRAM cassette - so I will figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subby View Post
    Thanks all - I have a chain whip from messing around with my fixed gear bike but I wasn't sure what kind of cassette lockring tool I needed. Seems like a bunch of different choices. I have an SRAM cassette - so I will figure it out.
    Unless you have something really old or exotic (which it does not appear you do), a bog standard tool like the Park FR5 should do it.
    http://www.parktool.com/product/cass...ring-tool-fr-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tania View Post
    I have a chain whip, cassette thingy and socket wrench to fit it, all of which I can bring to Kindred tomorrow.
    I also have all the necessary tools if you two can't make this work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Subby View Post
    I want to remove the cassette and chain ring and chain and clean them really well (and evaluate for replacement). What specific tools do I need? Thanks!
    I can't tell exactly what type of BB that is, but you might as well clean and re-lube it while you've got everything taken apart. I have tools for a GXP BB, which I think will fit, since I'm assuming it's a Megaexo or whatever external bearing system FSA uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    I can't tell exactly what type of BB that is, but you might as well clean and re-lube it while you've got everything taken apart. I have tools for a GXP BB, which I think will fit, since I'm assuming it's a Megaexo or whatever external bearing system FSA uses.
    Is this what the BB tool looks like?

    http://www.parktool.com/product/bott...ket-tool-bbt-9

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    Does the chain whip have to be the same size as your chain? Just wondering if you might have a 1/8 chain whip and a smaller chain on your geared bike and not sure how compatible they are.

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    Got all the tools and stuff required to tear down, clean, inspect, and reassemble in a clean dry place to work if you want to stop in. In the shop most evenings anyway. Right around the corner from you.

    Jebezus warn me next time. I just looked at the images of your cassett and RD without squinting and peeking through fingers over my eyes. We can tear the drive train down and give it a bath in the heated ultrasonic cleaner while cleansing a couple of bike motors with a beer based solvent flush.
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