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    Freewheel without the need for a special freewheel installation tool?

    Hi,

    I have a new Motobecane Track with a flip flop hub. It came with a 15t fixed gear and I want to add a freewheel but didn't want to really buy another freewheel installation tool!

    I already have the traditional Shimano Park tool free wheel installation tool (FR 1.2) used for road bikes.

    Can I some how install a freewheel on my Motobecane track that uses the FR 1.2 tool? Does such a freewheel exist.


    Thanks.

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    You can install a freewheel with your bare hands.

    You only need a tool to get it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    You can install a freewheel with your bare hands.

    You only need a tool to get it off.

    Re-read that, maybe change a word or two, and it could sound funny....

    or, maybe I am tired!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    You can install a freewheel with your bare hands.

    You only need a tool to get it off.
    Are you sure? If so, given I have a 15t fixed cog what freewheel should I get higher or lower than 15t?


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    The smallest freewheel you can install on standard hub threads is 16T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    The smallest freewheel you can install on standard hub threads is 16T.
    Thanks. Would this fit my Motobecane track http://www.amazon.com/Single-Bicycle...G3Z6WXF6B3EC9S

    What does all this 1/8 3/32 etc mean ...

    I know I'm being lazy but my head is so full of stuff if I read about freewheels I would have to forget something ... :-)
    Last edited by Inpd; 10-05-15 at 10:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inpd View Post
    Thanks. Would this fit my Motobecane track http://www.amazon.com/Single-Bicycle...G3Z6WXF6B3EC9S

    What does all this 1/8 3/32 etc mean ...

    I know I'm being lazy but my head is so full of stuff if I read about freewheels I would have to forget something ... :-)
    It's the width of the teeth. As long as you use a 1/8" chain, you can use a freewheel with either 3/32" or 1/8" wide teeth. That freewheel will fit on your hub.
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