Re: [CR]Help W/freewheel removal

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From: "John Pergolizzi" <jtperry1@verizon.net>
To: "rocketman531" <rocketman531@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Help W/freewheel removal
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 21:59:23 -0400


Pat Moffat wrote:
> I'm trying to remove a freewheel, Shimano 600 (model 6208) 6speed. I have a Shimano FW tool TLFW 30, and an ELDI FW tool 2646. Both fit the freewheel, (the Shimano tool is more snug, and therfore probably a more correct tool). When I attempt to remove the FW, the splines on the tool slip (jump?). Am I using the wrong tool? What recourse do I have if the tool is correct? I really want that FW removed. Any Ideas?

Pat,
       Use the quick release (w/o the springs) to "hold" the remover in place. Snug the whole thing up pretty good. Once the freewheel is "moved" 1/8 of a turn, loosen the q/r a hair and continue to remove. After another 1/2 turn or so, you shouldn't need the q/r to help and you should be able to grab the fw remover by hand and complete the operation.
      Ifin the Eldi tool doesn't have a hole to which to run the qr through, then hold the fw remover /freewheel/ wheel in a vise(the flats of the remover,o.k.) and turn as above.
      Put some oil on the hub fw threads before reinstallation. Enjoy your new found freedom! ciao, John T.Pergolizzi Brooklyn, N.Y.