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removing a freewheel

Old 01-08-06, 02:42 PM
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removing a freewheel

one of those bmx style ones. i'm sure there is a specific tool for this but is there a trick to doing it with out said tool?
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Old 01-08-06, 02:52 PM
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you need one of these:

park tool freewheel remover
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Old 01-08-06, 10:19 PM
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If you removed the axle it might be easier to jury rig something. Although just go get the tool is my suggestion, I think they're 6 dollars or something like that.
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hammer and big ass flathead screwdriver on the notches.oh yeah, and moxie
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It's hard enough with the tool. I bet any bike shop would loosen it for u for free or next to free if you handed them the wheel.
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moxie tastes like ass.. it is like old jager without the booze part.
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Originally Posted by rexbantam
hammer and big ass flathead screwdriver on the notches.oh yeah, and moxie
replace "big ass flathead screwdriver" with "chisel" if the freewheel has no notches (the really cheap ones). that's what we do at the shop. not too much fun.

just sayin'
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The remover tool works great, however, if you have much in the way of axle spacers on the side with the free-wheel you may have to remove the hub locknut and spacers to get the tool in the notches.
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Originally Posted by MLPROJECT
moxie tastes like ass.. it is like old jager without the booze part.
Moxie Makes Mainers Mighty!
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where in the hell can you get moxie? i want some of that **** immediately. it's been years.
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Originally Posted by shants
where in the hell can you get moxie? i want some of that **** immediately. it's been years.
http://www.sodapopstop.com/home.cfm

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Originally Posted by griffin_
one of those bmx style ones. i'm sure there is a specific tool for this but is there a trick to doing it with out said tool?
yeah, there's a trick. slip the tool into the notches, over the axle. put a washer and nut on top of it, holding it into the notches--once they're stripped you're in a dilly of a pickle, as it were. once the tool is secured on, put the tool in a vice (or, if you don't have a vice, a big crescent wrench) and unscrew the freewheel. the vice is helpful because you get additional torque from the wheel, but i've removed freewheels with a wrench w/o too much swearing.
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Originally Posted by sashae
http://www.sodapopstop.com/home.cfm

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that place didnt even have ALE-8... **** that ****
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If its one of the cheapo freewheels without the four prong tool interface, you have to use a pin spanner to take the cog and bearing seal off, then put the screw-on body in a vice and twist. "destructive removal."
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Old 01-09-06, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by MLPROJECT
that place didnt even have ALE-8... **** that ****
Nor Irn Bru...though it's foreign so maybe it doesn't count.
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Originally Posted by MLPROJECT
that place didnt even have ALE-8... **** that ****
hell, yeah ale-8. Straight outta winchester, beeyotch!

*ahem*
I mean, I really miss that nasty stuff since moving away from kentucky...but my dad sends me a bottle every couple of years.
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this works for multigear and single speed freewheels when you dont have the right tool.http://www.sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html
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i meant, you know, pizazz. bedazzlement. etc
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