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Changing a Sprocket ??

Gav2000Gav2000 Posts: 408
edited September 2007 in Road general
When I change a fixed sprocket can I loosen the current sprocket by back pedaling (after removing the lockring) or do I need to use a chain whip?

I ask as (i) I have an old chain whip that won't stand up to much pressure and wanted to know if I'd need to buy a new one before trying to put a new sprocket on and (ii) I always seem to skin my knuckles when using a chain whip and would like to avoid that.

Cheers,

Gavin.
Gav2000

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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Yup - as long as the lockring's been removed it'll come off OK. Remember, lockrings are on a lefthand thread
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Gav2000Gav2000 Posts: 408
    The bike is quite new so it came off no problem.

    I then fiddled around and took off the freewheel from the other side of the hub and put the 2nd fixed sprocket on there. It wouldn't accept the same sort of lockring so I've used an old bottom bracket lockring, it screws onto the same thread so isn't perfect but I guess is better than nothing.

    Gav.
    Gav2000

    Like a streak of lightnin' flashin' cross the sky,
    Like the swiftest arrow whizzin' from a bow,
    Like a mighty cannonball he seems to fly.
    You'll hear about him ever'where you go.
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