Re: [CR]Fundamental Rite of Passage need freewheel removal advice

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli)

Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 23:09:08 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "John Betmanis" <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Fundamental Rite of Passage <was> need freewheel removal advice
In-Reply-To: <c45.18d5a9a6.33b864e0@aol.com>


At 10:01 PM 30/06/2007 EDT, DTSHIFTER@aol.com wrote:
>I thought this was interesting and would like to start a thread concerning
>what others might consider "rites of passage" regarding the "normal" types of
>work performed, and or, attempted without success, which resulted in a "oh no,
>what do I do now....." sort of response?

While I've never cut a hub out of a wheel without removing the freewheel, here's something I believe every one of us has done as kids before we knew much about how bikes worked. The first time I wanted to adjust the stem height (or maybe remove it, I can't remember) I loosened the stem bolt and wondered why I still couldn't budge the stem. After that I got a book from the library and learned a whole lot of tother mysteries, like how to remove cotter pins to get a crank arm off.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada