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Old 03-02-07, 09:05 PM   #1
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I need help removing a Falcon Freewheel

So I am converting an older road bike to a inexpensive singlespeed. I pull off the rear wheel, grab my FR-1 to see if it will fit snug enough to remove the Falcon freewheel (I dont own a FR-7). To my surprise the FR-1 is too big!! (see pic) Everything I have read indicates a Falcon is 1 mm bigger than a Shimano freewheel so the FR-1 should fit loosely. I would estimatimate this Falcon freewheel to be only 20mm diameter.

So what tool do I need??? I searched the web and the forum with no luck!! All sources point to the slightly larger FR-7 which clearly wont work..........


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Old 03-02-07, 09:30 PM   #2
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I can't say about the dia. Because I go by the spline depth when eyeballing one. However, that looks like a splining that there is not currently a tool for as it is pretty old. I reccomend finding a shop that has been around for a while, they should have the correct tool. Even if it turns out to be a misinterpretation of the sizing(FR-1 v/s FR-7), you will get the freewheel off and can continue your project.

Edit: Those are some great closeups.
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In another thread an OP was looking for a tool to remove his Shimano FFS (front freewheel system)bottom bracket and it too was splined but smaller than the FR-1. You may want to see if your LBS has one of those to try.
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Please understand that this post could be completely wrong, but hopefully someone could back me up.

Park makes a couple of cassette removers. The most popular would be the one you have, it works with the "newer" SRAM/shimano cassettes. However, there is another slightly smaller one that removes campy cassettes. I'd try that. I can't gurantee anything but it's worth a shot.

Those pictures you took are very artistic looking BTW.
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Old 03-03-07, 09:28 AM   #5
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biketoolsetc.com has a wide selection of freewheel removers and they're relatively cheap. Their BR-CT4 is advertised as fitting a 20mm diameter hole. The phone no. is 541-482-0222; they've been very helpful to me in the past.
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there are some older freewheel removers that will probably work. But what I want to know is what camera the OP is using to get that good of a close up pic.
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This is what you need.

http://biketoolsetc.com/index.cgi?id...item_id=BR-CT4
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Take it to a welding shop and have them weld a big nut on it. Then you can take a socket and pull handle and remove it. This will destroy the freewheel but you would never want to reuse it anyway.
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You can get a freewheel off without finding the right tool if you don't mind destroying it.

Screw off the face plate with a punch (clockwise) and lift off the cogs and the rotating part of the freewheel. This reveals the part of the freewheel that is fixed to the hub. There are relatively flat areas where the pawls are attached where you can clamp it in a vice. It is relatively easy at that point to screw off the remaining part of the freewheel body.
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Park does make the Remover tool for that one. Can't remember their #, but will try to update.

Falcon Freewheel Remover
Fits some Falcon and Sun race splined freewheels which require a slightly larger diameter tool than Shimano types

A dealer can order you one from "United Bicycle Tool" part # LF-09BI retail price around $9.00

or take it to a dealer and pay a small $$$ to have it removed. No tools needed to put it back on...
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You can get a freewheel off without finding the right tool if you don't mind destroying it.

Screw off the face plate with a punch (clockwise) and lift off the cogs and the rotating part of the freewheel. This reveals the part of the freewheel that is fixed to the hub. There are relatively flat areas where the pawls are attached where you can clamp it in a vice. It is relatively easy at that point to screw off the remaining part of the freewheel body.
If my LBS was more than about 5 minutes away that's what I would do.
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