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    Schwinn approved skip tooth 5 speed freewheel removal tool?

    Hello everybody,
    Does anybody know what kind of removal tool I need to remove the freewheel pictured below? It came stock on my '73 Schwinn World Voyageur, it says Schwinn approved on it. I would have guessed it is made by Shimano and maybe it is but my Shimano freewheel tool does not fit it. Thanks

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    Never seen one like that. All my freewheels back in the day had slots for tools with 2 or 4 tabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turky lurkey View Post
    Hello everybody,
    Does anybody know what kind of removal tool I need to remove the freewheel pictured below? It came stock on my '73 Schwinn World Voyageur, it says Schwinn approved on it. I would have guessed it is made by Shimano and maybe it is but my Shimano freewheel tool does not fit it. Thanks
    It's a pre-'80's Shimano freewheel, which takes a smaller tool than the post-1980-ish "Uniglide" tool. You need to find an old-time bike shop or buy one from Bike Tools Etc.:
    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...-Splined&q=&s=
    It's their part # UB-FW20

    Edit: I think... it could be an Atom freewheel, which takes this tool:
    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...item_id=BR-CT2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    It's a pre-'80's Shimano freewheel, which takes a smaller tool than the post-1980-ish "Uniglide" tool. You need to find an old-time bike shop or buy one from Bike Tools Etc.:
    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...-Splined&q=&s=
    It's their part # UB-FW20

    Edit: I think... it could be an Atom freewheel, which takes this tool:
    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...item_id=BR-CT2
    Thank you, I guess I should just try a couple bike shops. I don't want to buy the wrong tool.

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    That is a Schwinn Approved Model J (Japan, made by Shimano) freewheel. To remove it you will need a Park Tools FR-4 or equivelant, which is a very common tool. Although it was made by Shimano, it was also made to Schwinn specifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metacortex View Post
    That is a Schwinn Approved Model J (Japan, made by Shimano) freewheel. To remove it you will need a Park Tools FR-4 or equivelant, which is a very common tool. Although it was made by Shimano, it was also made to Schwinn specifications.
    Thank you very much!

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