Most bike companies talk about the stiffness and compliance of frames, but reader Nick's use of his frame for leverage must make bike company reps cringe. Nick blogs at bicycleobsession and the following text and picture are credited to his site.
How to remove a stubborn cassette lockring without special tools? Or anything stubborn like pedals, bottom bracket and crankset bolt? Just use your own frame! Put your spanner inside the bare headtube (leave it free from any parts) and use the entire frame as a powerful extender. It will work on anything, trust me.