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Old 08-15-10, 03:09 PM
Jeff Wills
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Originally Posted by John Montgomery View Post
Is this a DIY job (threaded rod, nuts & washers) or LBS? I've been told that

since I'm trashing the worn out 5 speed freewheel. Is it possible I can get away without messing with the frame? Should I just find a 5 speed freewheel?

I've done it at home, using nothing more than muscle power and a string for alignment. Of course, I'd learned at the shop where I worked, so I had previous experience with frame alignment. Sheldon's article goes into the process and the pros and cons in lots of detail:
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