Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Land of Gar, TX
Bikes: Lucinda--2010 Jamis Aurora Elite & a few others
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Okay, here's the scoop. This is the first time I've ever built a single speed. I'm using an old Ross Eurosport frame and have a "DNP Long Yih Co." freewheel. Unfortunately, it is attached to another wheel. I am a bit confused on which way to turn this thing to get it off of the hub so that I can unlace the spokes and then assemble it onto another rim.
I've read the conversion page at sheldonbrown.com and it mentions that the hub threads will be left-handed (backwards). Then I start searching over here and find posters mentioning that, when you first install the freewheel, pedal around a while to tighten it up and DON'T backpedal. These two scenarios seem to contradict each other, since pedaling would tighten down the freewheel in a right-handed direction.
So, which way do I need to turn this sucker to get it off?