Front sprocket replacement tips?

Julian Solomensky jsolo at
Fri Jun 1 07:55:17 PDT 2007

I was able to break it free with a little bit of effort by using a combination of the rear brake and a 10" curb.  Wedge the bike perpendicular to the curb, balance bike with left foot, while right is heavy on the brake.  The front suspension will compress somewhat, but the nut will break loose.

If you don't have a high curb around, you can try some other stationary permanently anchored object.

To get it tightened, the back wheel went against the curb.

Friday, June 1, 2007, 9:49:45 AM, Dennis wrote:

> Jeff,

> Removing the front sprocket is a bit problematic.  I found it virtually
> impossible to loosen the nut without the use of a air wrench.  Using the
> rear brake with the chain still attached will not keep the wheel from 
> rotating when you apply sufficient torque to break it loose.  On my first
> replacement I tried all kinds of things and finally was only succesful when
> I found a pneumatic wrench.

> I have an air compressor and air wrench which will do the trick if you want
> to bring it to my garage.

Best regards,
 Julian                            mailto:jsolo at

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