So, I’ve used a number of these (Ice Toolz, Shimano, Park) for removing cogs but they have all required the persuasion of a hammer. There’s got to be a better way!
I’ve never seen anyone at the track using a hammer, so what model do they/you guys use?
I seem to recall a thread quite a while ago about chainwhips, but from what I can remember it was just about Kanyes pimped out shimano one…
A park tools one should do the job, or any of the other brands you named.
You must be doing it wrong?
I’ve got two shitty ones and never needed a hammer,
Do you grease or anti seize the threads?
get the cheaper shimano one. it is superior to the dura ace one.
after that, it’s down to technique.
and grease, like they^ said
yep, the tl-sr22 is the one you want. and like brendan said, technique. A bit of muscle doesn’t hurt either. And remember, you can generally lift more than your body weight, so pulling up will get more force than pushing down.
Oh, and grease.
I recently bent my cheap icetoolz one. Was about to go and buy a new Park SR-18. But I take it I should be buying the Shimano one now? I don’t need the lockring tool.
length of pipe for leverage.
I just realised I’ve got this one too Shimano TL-SR22 Chain Whip and Lockring Tool review | road.cc
When I bought it the guy at the shop said I will die before it does. He’s right so far and it’s been a few years.
It did live in a puddle of water in a toolbox for a few weeks so the chain is rusty but still works.
This, my legs are far stronger than my weedy little arms and even with greasing cogs well I seem to get them stuck on tighter than my arms can deal with when trying to take them back off.
I just use one of these.
Its not that effective for doing any mechanical work but it works well when people laugh at my bike.
I got one of these- $18
the extra length gets yr knuckles away from the spokes as well as better leverage. the weld looks crap but seems pretty strong. I actually prefer it to the aforementioned shimano one which i Have
I used to use a pipe wrench.
Shimano chain whip is the best though.