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    Stumped!

    How do I get the rest of the gears and body off this freewheel? Little lock ring threaded off and the first few pulled off. The next one in line is held by a little ledge and is not designed to come off like the others (as far as I know)


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    I'm not sure what model this is but several early freewheels had the largest couple of cogs that threaded on from the BACK.

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    Perhaps http://sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html will help you out.

    Out of curiosity, why are you disassembling the freewheel in the first place? Replacements are generally cheap enough that it's not worth rebuilding them.

    If you're trying to remove the freewheel to service the wheel hub bearings, then you're going at it all wrong. You need a freewheel removal tool and a big adjustable wrench and the entire freewheel will come off as a unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supcom
    Perhaps http://sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html will help you out.

    Out of curiosity, why are you disassembling the freewheel in the first place? Replacements are generally cheap enough that it's not worth rebuilding them.

    If you're trying to remove the freewheel to service the wheel hub bearings, then you're going at it all wrong. You need a freewheel removal tool and a big adjustable wrench and the entire freewheel will come off as a unit.
    Nope - no place to insert a freewheel removal tool - I have them all and there just insn't a place to insert them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider
    I'm not sure what model this is but several early freewheels had the largest couple of cogs that threaded on from the BACK.
    I'm intrigued! Any ideas as to how to get them off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolboy
    I'm intrigued! Any ideas as to how to get them off?
    Well, obviously you have to take the freewheel off the hub first. Are you sure there isn't a place to use the proper (Shimano?) freewheel remover? Won't it fit around the axle and locknut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolboy
    Nope - no place to insert a freewheel removal tool - I have them all and there just insn't a place to insert them.
    Your photos didn't give much to work with, but with a little image processing, I see what appears to be a few splines down below the axle nuts that should be for a FR-1 freewheel remover. That freewheel doesn't look very old, so I would expect it to work with the FR-1.

    Maybe Sheldon Brown will chime in with the solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supcom
    Your photos didn't give much to work with, but with a little image processing, I see what appears to be a few splines down below the axle nuts that should be for a FR-1 freewheel remover.....
    I've been wrong before, but I swear that I see the FR-1 splines, too.

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    Oh the shame! I could have SWORN there were no splines in there but the FR1 found them! Thanks for your patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolboy
    Oh the shame! I could have SWORN there were no splines in there but the FR1 found them! Thanks for your patience.
    .....we've all been there

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