Two tools for the price of one

Cassette Removal Tools, Yeah the name doesn’t make me want to go there either, but on the bright side they do sell the Unior Spoke Freewheel Removal tool.  Originally I was looking at buying the Stein Mini Cassette removal tool from Jenson in America, but upon discovering the Unior tool which also adjusts the spokes plus it looks lighter and less bulky and costs half the price, I decided that I just had to have one.

cassette removal tool

cassette removal tool










Unior on the left and the Stein on the right, not to scale as far as I know, but going by the cassette ring, the Unior is smaller.

On a long cycling tour, a cassette removal tool is one tool that you can’t really bodge up a fix for.

A bit of advice, If you do buy one of these cassette removal tools, then I would suggest that you practice using it before you need to in the middle of nowhere.  Food for thought.


Stein mini cassette removal tool

Travelling Two website

Pushing the pedals has an article showing Olivia practicing using the tool.

As Daniel from the above link stated: You may be wondering why anybody would even want to remove their cassette while on tour.  The purpose is to allow the replacement of broken spokes in the rear wheel.  The rear drive-side spokes are the most likely to break due to the higher tension and torque from the drivetrain.

You may in the worst case need to replace your cassette.