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please recommend a chain whip
« on: June 13, 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: June 13, 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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fuaran

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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 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: June 13, 2019, 06:28:43 pm »
Paging rogerzilla!  RZ and Thee Giant Chainwhip ov Doom to the courtesy phone!
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guidon

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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 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: June 13, 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: June 13, 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: June 13, 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: July 02, 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 :(
Regards,

Joergen

Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 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: July 04, 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.
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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 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.

bludger

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Re: please recommend a chain whip
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 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: August 11, 2019, 08:12:04 pm »
That’s what I do.
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