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Old 07-30-02, 02:14 PM   #1
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Freewheel Remover FR5, FR1 ????

I need to remove me freewheel to try and sort out a grinding noise coming from the bearings. I have a shimano freewheel, but i dont know what remover to get.
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For rear cog removal for either freehub or cassette cogs see Cog Removal

A freewheel is considered a thread-on ratcheting mechanism. The cassette cogs use a freehub, where the ratchet stays with the hub. The FR-1 is intended for the freewheel (older or less expensive type). The FR-5 is for the cassette cog lockring.

A typical cassette lockring is below, it uses the FR-5.

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