Ask a Mechanic: Removing Stuck Cassettes

Each week Art’s Cyclery posts an Ask a Mechanic video in cooperation with This week’s edition is on removing cassettes that are jammed onto alloy freehub bodies. Any rider who lays down big power numbers knows about this headache when removing their cassette. The video goes over a few tips on how to take care of this problem with minimal fuss. For a full list of bicycle repair tools that Art’s carries, including chain whips and cassette lockring tools, click on the highlighted links.

Daniel Slusser is a professional bicycle mechanic with over ten years of experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from HSU and a master’s degree in history from Cal Poly. When he is not riding, wrenching, or writing he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.