Yet another vegan biker
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Trapped behind the corn curtain
Bikes: Sakae Prism, Vintage Fuji bike(S), too many bikes, one from scratch bike.
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so how did you get the freewheel off? I found a pair of avocet hubs with the freewheel still installed recently, just got lucky because the freewheel spun right off as soon as I put the tool to it. I've never successfully removed one that has been worked down tight...
LOL! That was my fear too!
Thanks to forums like this, and Sheldon Brown's site, I knew to use the QR (with the spring removed from the freewheel side) to lightly
afix the freewheel remover (a 2-prong Suntour remover from Parks).
I stuck the remover in my bench vice and cranked it like a steering wheel.
The freewheel broke free and I loosed the Qr and spun a little more. After that my freewheel was loose enough to use my wrench on the remover without the help of the QR to keep the removal tool from stripping anything.
I was so confident of failure that I was already planning on getting a new hub/freewheel. I doubt that the freewheel had been off inside the last 2 years.