Mongoose Ledge 3.1 cassette removal

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Mongoose Ledge 3.1 cassette removal

Postby Mr. Oddly Fox » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:38 pm

Okay, I have never taken my bike completely apart.
Until now, for a paint job.
And I figure since I have the bicycle in pieces, I should go ahead and replace the rear cassette.
I think I have a suitable replacement, but I don't know which lockring tool I need to get the cassette off.
Or another tool.

Any help?
Pictures of the Mongoose Ledge 3.1 cassette has been attached below.
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Re: Mongoose Ledge 3.1 cassette removal

Postby Falkon45 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:02 am

You, my friend, have a freewheel. That will require a Park Tools FR-1 or equivalent. IF you have an FR-5 it may not work.

Freewheels thread onto the hub. All the bearings are internal to the freewheel. A cassette uses a freehub, which is part of the actual wheel hub. Cassettes slide on, and are held down by a lock ring.

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Here's a good picture to better describe what the differences are. Now, you can get a 8-10 speed freewheel if you do not want to buy a new wheelset, or rebuild the rear wheel to accept a cassette, so don't think you're stuck. Just remember, that they will require new shifters, derailleurs, or both, depending on what gear set you choose.
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Re: Mongoose Ledge 3.1 cassette removal

Postby wa_desert_rat » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:38 am

Falkon is right. You (and almost every other big box bike owner) have a freewheel. One reason most BBBs have only 21 speeds (3x7). Freewheels were the norm for many years (my Peugeot PX10 - a bike that was commonly raced in the Tour de France in the 60s and 70s has one). They work fine but they're limited in the number of gears you can put on them. The cassettes are much more versatile. You can convert to a cassette but it means changing the rear hub and the entire drive train. I just live with my freewheel on my Deception. :)
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Re: Mongoose Ledge 3.1 cassette removal

Postby Mr. Oddly Fox » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:54 am

I don't mind that it is a free wheel, I just roll with it.
But my biggest issue is I don't know which tool to get.
You mentioned FR1 and FR5, but is there any way at all to buy the right one the first time?
I noticed that there are several 12-notch tools.
I would like to try and get the right one the first time.

Thank you for your help so far, and I appreciate any further assistance.
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Re: Mongoose Ledge 3.1 cassette removal

Postby Falkon45 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:45 pm

The FR-1 is parks tools part number. That is the freewheel tool. But, if you just look up freewheel tool, it will give you the same thing, and similar. The FR-5 is for cassettes, and will not work on the freewheel.
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