Re: [CR]need freewheel removal advice

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Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 12:48:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]need freewheel removal advice
To: Jay Sexton <>,
In-Reply-To: <>

I'll be interested to hear the responses. I have an old early 60's Campy Record hubset intended for my Ephgrave No.1. But the rear has a freewheel but no rims. I wasn't the one who cut out the spokes, but that doesn't make it any easier to remove the FW.

One extreme measure I assume will work, if one is willing to sacrifice the FW, is to remove the FW outer body and cogs, then clamp the FW base in a bench vice and turn the wheel. In fact I think I've done that myself in the case where the FW notches for the removal tool were so damaged that the removal tool would not work. This experiences illustrates why manufacturer changed to splined removers from notched.

But it the case of the aforementioned Record hubset, it has a perfectly good regina Oro, which I am relectant to destroy.


Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Jay Sexton <> wrote: Well boys and girls, I just did something so incredibly idiotic I can only laugh at myself, in a sad sort of way. In the past I have been amazed when I have seen or heard of somebody doing this same exact thing. How dumb can you get, I remember thinking. After 40 plus years of working on bicycles I finally did it.

Here goes, I'll just blurt it out.....I cut a hub out of a wheel before I took the freewheel off. There, I said it.

Yup. Stupid, huh. Go ahead, laugh, get it over with......okay, done?? Now comes the advice part. Any suggestions on how to get the darn freewheel off without having to lace it into a hub again? For some reason I am not getting any hits when I do an archive search, so I turn to the collective wisdom.

I have been riding and working on freehubs for so long that in my haste I forgot I was working on a freewheel hub.

Thanks for any help or references.

Jay stoooopid Sexton
Sebastopol, CA