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What tools do I need for a wheel change?

AJeffreyAJeffrey Posts: 7
edited September 2008 in Workshop

I am going to replace the rear wheel on my Tricross myself, but I need to know what tools I should have before I begin. I know I could ask the LBS but they are not 100% reliable and I want to start doing repairs myself.

Anyway, its currently a Deore LX setup with a 9-speed cassette, and I will be putting a Shimano wheel on. I think I need a chain whip tool (I have seen this being done), but do I also need some sort of special spanner?

Also, the wheel I am going to buy is the Shimano T565. Any thoughts on this. I do a commute, and light touring.

Thanks in advance for any help.



  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 5,669
    You'll need a cassette lockring tool in addition to the chain whip. plus of course a couple of tyre levers to get that off.
  • andrew_sandrew_s Posts: 2,511
    Some cassette lockring tools have a handle, others don't (usually the better ones). If it doesn't, you'll need a large (10-12") adjustable spanner as well.
  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    Don't forget to grease the cassette and the skewer!
  • Try go on the Park tool Repair Site

    read the Section entitled:

    Cassette Cog Lockring Removal and Installation
    Shimano®, Campagnolo®, Sun Tour®, Sun Race®, Chris King®, DT-Hugi®, and other brands.

    Good luck, contact me for more solutions...
  • Thanks all,

    That really helps, especially the Park Tools tutorial.

    Now off to Wiggle to order my stuff!!

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