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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.
    thanks folks

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    Sheldon Brown has the procedure here:


    http://sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html

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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.
    Mike

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    +1. The tool is cheaper than 2 hours of your labor.

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