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how do i remove this cassette?

sadexpunksadexpunk Posts: 58
edited August 2010 in Workshop
bought these wheels from the ads ... t=12723314

but i want to put a 9 speed cassette on instead of the 8 thats on it. never seen that type of cassette before tho. i spose i can get LBS to remove the 8 speed, but have i bought some weird type hubs that wont take a normal 9 speed cassette?



  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 1,652
    I don't think it's a cassette - it looks like a freewheel which is slightly different.

    To remove it you need the correct freewheel removing tool.

    But, you can't get 9 speed freewheels - just 8 at the most.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • Weejie54Weejie54 Posts: 750
    A decent picture would help. A 12 tooth sprocket on a screw on freewheel is a rare beast (so are 8 speed - Sachs made them, few others). It may be a cassette but there is no close up on the sprockets. It might be an early type cassette that you need to unscrew the small sprocket to remove the rest (no lockring).
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Lack of a bulge on the hub body indicates no middle bearing and therefore its a freewheel hub i.e screw-on freewheel / not cassette - very poor description by the seller - and there's no way you can fit 9 speed except by fitting a new rear hub.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • yes youre right. not compatible, so ive mailed him and explained. he seems a decent bloke and has offered the refund so i can get some that will suit me.

    thanks for your input :-)

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