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Old 01-14-22, 05:28 PM
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Maillard Freewheel Tool?

I'm looking for the freewheel tool for 24 spline Maillard freewheels, whicn measure about 30 mm inner diameter. Would anyone have one for sale, in good condition? There are a number for sale on Ebay, but the sellers all seem to be using teh same pictures - except for a worn-looking piece from Bicycle Reseach, they all seem to use the same new-part photos. I can't tell what the condition is, as a result.

Anybody have a spare one?
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Do yourself a favor and get that Bicycle Research tool ....it will not wear out

Bicycle research tools are superior to Park
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Old 01-14-22, 06:02 PM
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I’m over in the city of the straits. happy to remove in exchange for a coffee 😁

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Originally Posted by TPL View Post
Do yourself a favor and get that Bicycle Research tool ....it will not wear out

Bicycle research tools are superior to Park
If you look at it on Ebay, you'll see at least whY I think its very worn. It's not a trophy. I have Maillard freewheels and intend to install them on wheels. They'll be super-tightened by the bikes being ridden, and someday I'll need to pull them off.

The others are confusingly mentioned to be BR, or VAR, or any of a few other ttop traditional brands, even predating Park's ecistence. I'm pretty sure that Park does not now make a match. But anyway, I have had good results with the Park removers I have.. If I found a Park which is well presented so I an see what it really is I'd probably go for it. That's why I'm appealing the a community of fellow fintage users.

If there had been a BR in sound condition, I would have it flying to me already!
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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
If you look at it on Ebay, you'll see at least whY I think its very worn. It's not a trophy.
The Bicycle Research CT-3 has shallow slots, if that's what is concerning you; it doesn't mean that it is worn. They work fine.
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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
I'm looking for the freewheel tool for 24 spline Maillard freewheels, whicn measure about 30 mm inner diameter. Would anyone have one for sale, in good condition? There are a number for sale on Ebay, but the sellers all seem to be using teh same pictures - except for a worn-looking piece from Bicycle Reseach, they all seem to use the same new-part photos. I can't tell what the condition is, as a result.

Anybody have a spare one?
I ordered the Maillard freewheel removal tool listed on eBay (from Greece) and I can attest that the item is new and worked for me. I was fairly impressed that I only had to wait 12 days to receive the package.
As to why it's new, I presume, this particular seller has a license to manufacture them.



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Thanks, that tool looks right and that's my freewheel!
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I ordered this one a week or two ago (confirmed with the seller that it is 24 spline) and it works perfectly. It came with the new sale sticker still attached.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BIK...-127632-2357-0
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Originally Posted by Slowride79 View Post
I’m over in the city of the straights. happy to remove in exchange for a coffee 😁
Sorry to be so dense .... where are you?

i don't need to remove anything yet. I'm going to build two wheelsets with Maillard freewheels, and I've never found I install the FW only once. Any case it's I tool I finally think I will need someday. But for the wheels, parts-cleaning day is probably tomorrow, bearing/axle build on Monday, and rim-washing on Tuesday. LBS is going to fit and cut spokes for the two wheelsets, and lace and finish the wheels.
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Sorry to be so dense .... where are you?

i don't need to remove anything yet. I'm going to build two wheelsets with Maillard freewheels, and I've never found I install the FW only once. Any case it's I tool I finally think I will need someday. But for the wheels, parts-cleaning day is probably tomorrow, bearing/axle build on Monday, and rim-washing on Tuesday. LBS is going to fit and cut spokes for the two wheelsets, and lace and finish the wheels.
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^^^^^ Not too different from the skyline when I was a kid (well, the Pontch was there, but the RenCen wasn't...).

BTW, it's "straits". Might've made more sense....
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I was thinking Mackinaw. D has straights?
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I can see why you would think Mackinaw.

D actually means “the strait” in French


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Originally Posted by Slowride79 View Post
I can see why you would think Mackinaw.

D actually means “the strait” in French


Ok, not being a native Michigander my schooling never covered that. I learned about a British fortress on the Detroit river at Amherstburg (that is where I read all about this), where the cannon overlooked a strait between the Canadian mainland and a smaller island is between there and Grosse Isle. It dates back to the War of 1812, or the French-Indian war, and it prevented ships from passing into Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior, as well as the dozens of rivers which feed them. Apparently at that time all the other channels related to Grosse Isle were impassable. Today of course there are deep ship channels cut there which of course enable the Great Lakes freighters and international ships access from the Port of Chicago to the Atlantic Ocean. But I don't know much about container ships sailing past Chicago on the way to Mackinaw. In the days of sail those didn't exist.

I wish I knew more about the Great Lakes in the War of 1812.
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Oh yeah, and it's "strait" not "straight!" --- duh!
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