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    Help me ID a freewheel (and find a tool)

    This was attached to an old 10 speed. I don't recognise the recess for the tool. It is about the same diameter as a BB tool, but with 24 splines. It is a 5 speed freewheel. I can't find a tool for sale anywhere, can anyone help me out with a name or something to search for? I can't see anything written on the freewheel itself.
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    Looks to be a Normandy, aka Atom, or Maillard, depending on age. Either way, this should do the trick.


    BTW- it shouldn't be nearly this expensive. If you can't find one for roughly half that price, PM me, I think I have a few left kicking around someplace.
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    Thanks for the reply and your very kind offer. Unfortunately I am in the UK.

    The Park Tool website seems to suggest Atom freewheels have 20 splines? See FR-4 on http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...ewheel-removal

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheprat View Post
    Thanks for the reply and your very kind offer. Unfortunately I am in the UK.

    The Park Tool website seems to suggest Atom freewheels have 20 splines? See FR-4 on http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...ewheel-removal
    Atom, Normandy, and Maillard freewheels all came from the same factory. The Atom name was used on a number of freewheels and is a much smaller diameter spline. The "Normandy" version came later to eliminate the need to remove the axle before removing the freewheel. After a while they went back to calling Normandys Atom again. I guess they liked that name better.

    The Park FR-4 is for the original, smaller, atom version.

    To eliminate confusion, shop for a Normandy remover, you shouldn't have trouble finding one in the UK, most likely one made by Var.
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    Great, thanks a lot for your help.

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    try your LBS someone may have the tool, and be able to remove it for you. unless you plan to take it on and off often to reason to buy the tool.
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