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FR4 Freewheel removal tool slightly too big?

Old 11-19-13, 03:02 PM
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FR4 Freewheel removal tool slightly too big?

I need to remove an old (70's?) Shimano freewheel. It looks like the FR4 would fit but the tool is just ever so slightly too big. Does anyone know what tool I need or where I can get it?
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I suspect you need the old style Shimano freewheel tool (on the right, below):



Unfortunately, it's been out of production for several decades now. Perhaps your LBS or bike co-op might have one you can borrow?

Otherwise, BikeToolsEtc lists it, but it ain't cheap:

SMALL DIAMETER SHIMANO FW REMOVER (Item #UB-FW20 ) $28.95

http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...-Splined&q=&s=
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FR-4 isn't for a Shimano. It's for Atom, Regina, Zeus & some Schwinn.
FR-1 or as John mentioned.
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You can get the tool inexpensively here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/360675226394
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Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
FR-4 isn't for a Shimano. It's for Atom, Regina, Zeus & some Schwinn.
FR-1 or as John mentioned.
No, the FR-1 is for the more recent splined Shimano freewheels. It's the tool on the left in my picture above, and is too big for the older splined freewheels.

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You can get the tool inexpensively here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/360675226394


Yes, that looks like it would work. Good find!
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