Hi. I did an uninformed thing today. I needed to replace my rear rim, so I cut all the spokes with cable cutters, hoping to save the LBS some time when they build my wheel. The problem is that I use a freewheel, and it will not come off easily without the wheel all built up to use as leverage. So now, I have a hub attached to a six-speed freewheel and a bunch of six-inch spokes still attached to the drive side. It's kind of embarrassing, really. How do I get this freewheel off?
I have seen a freewheel vise, but I think they only work if the hub is not still attached.
Can I pound nails in to the cogs of the outer chainring on the freewheel, into 4X4's, say, and secure the freewheel thus? I would have to use two blocks of wood, because the hub would hang in between. Any ideas?
Specialized sealed hub, Shimano Hyperglide Freewheel, HG-22