I am attempting to remove the freewheel from a rear wheel. The hub is a Suntour XCD-600 hub with a Suntour freewheel (I assume it's a freewheel and not a freehub -- I could be wrong though).
There are no splines or notches to insert a freewheel removal tool.
When I remove the locknuts, the top part is revealed to be a bearing race and there are bearings inside of the freewheel.
with the bearings removed, there seems to be no place to insert a freewheel tool besides the two pinholes.
I assume the only way to get this off is with a pin spanner and a chainwhip. Unfortunately, the pin spanner that I have does not fit. Before I track down a pin spanner that is small enough, I want to make sure I'm going about this correctly.
Am I on the right track?
Or is this not threaded on in the traditional sense, but pressed on...and not likely to be removed? I almost think that if I were to open it up with a pin spanner, I would not remove the cluster, but only open up the freewheel mechanism/racket.