Re: [CR]need freewheel removal advice

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Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 17:23:36 -0400
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "John Betmanis" <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]need freewheel removal advice
In-Reply-To: <35582.58396.qm@web36512.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


At 01:04 PM 30/06/2007 -0700, Jason Cloutier wrote:
>What I did was to build the hub into a wheel using
>only the left side spokes and tensioning just enough
>to hold it all together. Then, using the correct
>freewheel remover I was able to remove the freewheel
>body. The wheel was floppy, but didn't collapse
>before the freewheel body leg go of the hub.

You were lucky you didn't twist the barrel of the hub. That would be my greatest fear, because it can easily happen. I'm sure this has come up previously in the last year and there ought to be solutions in the archives. I believe somebody disassembled the freewheel and then cut the body with a dremel and split it. If one has access to a machine shop and time on ones's hands, one could build a tool that clamps around the barrel in two halves and even has pins to locate in the spoke holes on the drive side.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada