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Old 07-23-07, 01:36 PM   #1
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removing freewheel w/o freewheel remover?

ive got a wheel that I want to cut apart and use the hub for a project, the wheel has a junk shimano 5spd freewheel on it. none of my freewheel removers will fit it. is there any way I can disassemble the freewheel and get it off without the proper remover? Its no biggie, I can stop by the LBS tomorrow if I have to, I just would like to get it off tonight if I can.
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Old 07-23-07, 02:12 PM   #2
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Sheldon Brown has the procedure here:


http://sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html
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Old 07-23-07, 05:43 PM   #3
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Let me make Sheldon's proceedure and your experience a short course:

"FREEWHEEL REMOVAL WITHOUT A TOOL 101":
Freewheel removal without the proper tool is a complete mess and a total pain-in-the-ass. Don't do it. Either buy the tool, or bring the wheel to a bike shop and have them remove it (free or maybe a couple of bucks).

And there you have it; the best advice you will probably get all day.
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+1. The tool is cheaper than 2 hours of your labor.
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