Re: [CR]Phil FW remover

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Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 22:24:25 -0500
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Subject: Re: [CR]Phil FW remover
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From: "John Thompson" <>

Harvey Sachs wrote:
> Steven Johnson asked: <snip>:
> Anybody remember the problem the PW Atom tool solved?]
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Removing splined Atom (and related) FW from Phil hubs. The Phil hub end
> cap did to like to be pulled, so Phil created a supeer-thin-wall remover.
> BTW, using it on other hubs was likely to munch & twist the Phil tool
> right good...

Interesting. I've never owned a Phil hub, but for the last 25+years I've used a Phil "Atom" remover to remove Atom, Regina, and Zeus freewheels from all kinds of hubs without any problems. Are you sure you had yours inserted fully?

BTW, the Phil tool is simply a copy of the Zeus tool, which was harder to obtain in North America.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA