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Old 08-05-23, 03:55 PM
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FR 1.3 the wrong tool??

Dear All,

I'm attempting to remove the freewheel shown here with a PT FR 1.3 (also shown). . The tool has the correct number of splines to match the number of grooves in the freewheel, but it appears the grooves are slightly smaller than the splines on the tool. Are there 12 spline tools similar to the FR 1.3 with slightly smaller spline widths? You're our last hope Obi-Wan Kenobi...........Best to all.

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you need an FR-5.2 or FR-5.2g Park tool and a Chain Whip to remove the Cassette Lockring.

the tool you were attempting to use is for removing a FREEWHEEL and will Not Work on a Cassette Lockring.
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Just for clarification, will either tool work, but the FR 5.2g requires a chain whip or.....
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FREE HUBS also require a chain whip in addition to the correct FR-5.?
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html
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You’ll always need a chain whip to keep the cassette from turning while you loosen the lock ring.
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the FR-5.2G has a guide pin that slips into a Quick Release type Axle.. highly reccommended if you never do any Solid Axle Cassettes.. they are typically, like, Townie/Single speed/Track bikes, converted from QR to Solid axle to frustrate and slow down thieves... the track bikes are always solid axle due to safety rules.

the FR5.2s and 5.2Gs also work to install/remove Centerlock Disc retainers... and pretty sure there's a THIRD variation with a larger pin as a guide for Thru-axle hubs....
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