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Old 03-31-11, 12:32 PM   #1
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Need Helicomatic Freewheel Cone Tool (NOT LOCKRING TOOL)

I recently ran into a problem when attempting to service my Hell-icomatic freewheel by disassembling it; I can't!

I already have the lockring/bottle cap removal tool, which worked without a problem. I also removed all the sprockets from the freewheel once it was pulled off the hub. Now I wish to open the freewheel to service its innards. I know it's pretty much pointless to service it, so spare all the advice in avoiding it, but I'm hell bent on servicing the one for this bike.

The freewheel looks mostly like this, but isn't quite the same:



The tool should have 20 splines with an I.D. of ~30.2mm and O.D. of ~34.5mm


The tool I need should actually be the same, if not similar to the one shown on The Helicomatic Museum website:



Same tool from diagram on Mel Pinto Imports:



The website does not provide information on a tool besides the VAR417, or where they may be supplied.

(I'll try to update my post with photos of my own freewheel to make things easier if possible, and for content!)

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Old 03-31-11, 02:50 PM   #2
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Hi , Have you try biketoolsetc.com for the tool ? 75. UNITED MAILLARD FREEWHEEL REMOVER (Item #UB-MFWR) $29.50 they have this one in stock .
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......The Helicomatic Museum...
That does say a lot.
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Old 03-31-11, 03:44 PM   #4
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Hi , Have you try biketoolsetc.com for the tool ? 75. UNITED MAILLARD FREEWHEEL REMOVER (Item #UB-MFWR) $29.50 they have this one in stock .
Thanks for the link, but I'm afraid that website doesn't carry the correct tool at all. The link you gave me was actually for a Maillard freewheel remover for non-Helicomatic hubs which were traditionally threaded onto the hubs, but I searched for the proper tool there anyway. I really appreciate the help though.


I've updated the OP with the following description of the correct tool and additional diagram in order to help narrow things down:

The tool (VAR417) should have 20 splines with an I.D. of ~30.2mm and O.D. of ~34.5mm




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That does say a lot.
Heheh... yeah... I wonder if there's someone else as desperate as I am to rebuild a freewheel.
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So does nobody around here seriously know about this tool? Should I go and try this in the Vintage sub-forum instead?
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Have you check ebay sometimes people will sell them.
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Edit: Didn't see that you had checked Mel pinto already.

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So does nobody around here seriously know about this tool? Should I go and try this in the Vintage sub-forum instead?
Did you try Mel Pinto?

http://www.melpintoimports.com/catal...b0e9cb24041fc7

They claim to have six of those tools in stock.
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