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please recommend a chain whip
« on: 13 June, 2019, 05:02:43 pm »
Whilst trying to remove a rear cog from a wheel I've just broken my chain whip. The metal bolt fastening the whip end of the chain to the handle bent and finally broke. I don't think that I was applying excessive force (I'm not that strong).

I'd like to buy a replacement, so I'm looking for recommendations. Needs to support wide sprockets (1/8th) - none of this 11 speed stuff.

bludger

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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #1 on: 13 June, 2019, 05:04:27 pm »
Used this one for a while, works very well with my tiagra 11-32. I'm sure it would work with 1/8.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TOJOCACW/jobsworth-2-in-1-cassette-tool-and-chain-whip
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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #3 on: 13 June, 2019, 05:54:06 pm »
That Decathlon one only works with 11-14 tooth cogs, not so useful for fixed.

Hubjub have a big chainwhip, looks pretty sturdy. https://www.hubjub.co.uk/bike-hand-track-tool-yc-506-2385-p.asp

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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #4 on: 13 June, 2019, 06:28:43 pm »
Paging rogerzilla!  RZ and Thee Giant Chainwhip ov Doom to the courtesy phone!
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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #5 on: 13 June, 2019, 06:42:09 pm »
rogerzilla gives a guide on how to make one on the system x hub thread.... :)

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #6 on: 13 June, 2019, 06:43:58 pm »
Paging rogerzilla!  RZ and Thee Giant Chainwhip ov Doom to the courtesy phone!
Beaten to it cos I was on the phone  ;D

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #7 on: 13 June, 2019, 06:49:11 pm »
https://www.parktool.com/product/sprocket-remover-chain-whip-sr-18-2

It's not the one I have (Don't think  they make it anymore), but this should work.

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #8 on: 13 June, 2019, 07:15:16 pm »
https://www.parktool.com/product/sprocket-remover-chain-whip-sr-18-2

It's not the one I have (Don't think  they make it anymore), but this should work.
Mine is the 18 (without the '2') and has plastick around the periphery of the hex wrench.
It works well.

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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #9 on: 02 July, 2019, 05:38:00 pm »
That Decathlon one only works with 11-14 tooth cogs, not so useful for fixed.

Hubjub have a big chainwhip, looks pretty sturdy. https://www.hubjub.co.uk/bike-hand-track-tool-yc-506-2385-p.asp

I've just broken mine trying to take a sprocket off, was real good up till then....the small section of chain exploded...

 I guess I need to clear some space around the vice in the shed and put the wheel in that now :(
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Joergen

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #10 on: 02 July, 2019, 10:50:41 pm »
https://www.parktool.com/product/sprocket-remover-chain-whip-sr-18-2

It's not the one I have (Don't think  they make it anymore), but this should work.
I bought one a couple of weeks ago, very sturdy and lots of leverage. Unlike the halfrauds effort made from a cheese slice
https://www.biketart.com//accessories-c5/tools-maintenance-c11/tools-c204/park-tool-sr-18-2-sprocket-remover-chain-whip-p48024/s140850

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #11 on: 04 July, 2019, 01:14:14 pm »
If it gets awkward I end up looking at a rotafix video on youtube.  This technique uses the leverage of the whole wheel and the actual chain on the bike - can never quite remember what goes where, but it gets stuck sprockets off nicely.

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #12 on: 04 July, 2019, 01:25:51 pm »
I've just got an old chain screwed onto a long length of 3 x 1 , works a treat in combination with a cassette tool, spanner and length of scaffold pole.

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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #13 on: 27 July, 2019, 11:01:20 pm »
For fixed gears I've recently been shown how to 'rotafix' i.e. remove a cog using just a lockring tool, by looping the chain around the bottom bracket area with a towel/rag to protect the paintwork.

Useless for SS but you might else find it useful

http://204.73.203.34/fisso/eng/schpignone.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qIVEpyelP0
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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #14 on: 11 August, 2019, 08:12:04 pm »
That’s what I do.

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #15 on: 10 April, 2020, 06:59:42 pm »
Sounds fixable?

The one we have in the shop breaks constantly, I hate it, but you can just join a new (old) chain?

I use this FWIW - https://pedros.com/products/tools/cassette-and-chain/vise-whip/

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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #16 on: 27 April, 2020, 12:56:47 am »
Shimano - 40-snots though!


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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #18 on: 15 June, 2021, 09:46:13 pm »
Needed a new headset from Ribble. They had a £4 chainwhip too that I've added to my order. It may be rubbish, but for £4 I am happy to take that risk!

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-chain-whip-r-cw/#pid=39806
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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #19 on: 15 June, 2021, 10:38:36 pm »
That Decathlon one only works with 11-14 tooth cogs, not so useful for fixed.

Hubjub have a big chainwhip, looks pretty sturdy. https://www.hubjub.co.uk/bike-hand-track-tool-yc-506-2385-p.asp
+1 for that one. Think it's what I've got after breaking a previous one. I've an idea it gets sold under several brands.

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #20 on: 15 June, 2021, 10:45:00 pm »
Needed a new headset from Ribble. They had a £4 chainwhip too that I've added to my order. It may be rubbish, but for £4 I am happy to take that risk!

A chainwhip that breaks or slips can be a hazard, particularly if used on a worn cassette.  The clue's in the name.

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #21 on: 16 June, 2021, 07:19:04 am »
In the past I've put a bit of old chain on the sprocket, then clamped it in the large bench mounted vice.  The wheel gave enough leverage to unscrew the sprocket.

Sprocket not damaged as chain protected it.

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #22 on: 21 June, 2021, 09:46:42 am »
Shimano - 40-snots though!

This one. Always see these at the Velodrome - default option for many track riders some of whom have theirs engraved with their name. Have one myself, its been v.reliable over the years

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #23 on: 20 August, 2021, 01:59:09 pm »
Left my Abbey chain whip in Canada didn't I  :facepalm:

Just received the 10 quid Hubjub mentioned above and very impressed. Not even for the money, it's just a very good tool full stop. Longer, so therefore better, than the Shimano at a fraction of the price.