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Old 07-18-17, 03:15 PM
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I want to add a freewheel to the other side of the hub. I don't see any threading on the bare hub. Am I still able to attach a freewheel?
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Old 07-18-17, 03:49 PM
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Looks like some sort of FrankenBike Human Centipede Thing... Or you might be building a Tandem? No idea as to a possible solution. Sorry.
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Old 07-18-17, 03:53 PM
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The answer is simple, no. You can add a freewheel to the side that currently has the sprocket but not to the other side.
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Old 07-19-17, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by mathews023 View Post
I want to add a freewheel to the other side of the hub. I don't see any threading on the bare hub.
"The other side of the hub" is the "non-drive side".

Is there some sort of a cap on the non-drive side? There might be threads underneath it.
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Old 07-20-17, 03:43 AM
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Yeah that's what I was thinking but wasn't sure cause I had never heard of a cap on the non drive side. I'll take it to my LBS to see if they can remove it - no luck on my end.
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Old 07-21-17, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by mathews023 View Post
Yeah that's what I was thinking but wasn't sure cause I had never heard of a cap on the non drive side. I'll take it to my LBS to see if they can remove it - no luck on my end.
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Old 07-21-17, 02:10 PM
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If the freewheel is to remain on the left side it will obviously not work to drive the bike forward, so what is your goal in doing so?
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Old 07-22-17, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by cny-bikeman View Post
If the freewheel is to remain on the left side it will obviously not work to drive the bike forward, so what is your goal in doing so?
There are BMXes with LHD. I believe they use freewheels too.
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Old 07-22-17, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by dabac View Post
There are BMXes with LHD. I believe they use freewheels too.
Correct. left threaded single speed freewheels do exist.
Some lower end electric assist bikes have used hubs with left/right English threading. I had one briefly several years ago.
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