Re: [CR] WTB/WTT Regina Freewheel / removal tool compatibility issues.

(Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi)

Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 15:57:38 -0700
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
To: classicrendezvous <>, Norm and Val Lafleur <>
Subject: Re: [CR] WTB/WTT Regina Freewheel / removal tool compatibility issues.

Norm, you do not need to trade FW's. What you need is a thin-walled FW remover. Phil Wood is the best known, but thin walled removers for splined European FW's are/were also made by Park, Zeus and maybe Bicycle Research. These thin walled removes will fit over the NR locknuts. Everyone should have one in his toolbox.


Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA

--- On Thu, 7/2/09, Norm and Val Lafleur wrote:

> From: Norm and Val Lafleur <>

\r?\n> Subject: [CR] WTB/WTT Regina Freewheel / removal tool compatibility issues.

\r?\n> To: "classicrendezvous" <>

\r?\n> Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 5:12 PM

\r?\n>   I was working on some wheels

\r?\n> today and when I tried to remove a freewheel I found that

\r?\n> the FW tool wouldn't fit over the Nuovo Record lock nut. I

\r?\n> had to remove the axle to get clearance for the tool. The

\r?\n> freewheel was a 5 speed Regina Extra BX that uses a splined

\r?\n> tool. I'm not eager to do this again, so I would like to buy

\r?\n> or trade for a Regina or maybe another Italian freewheel

\r?\n> that uses a Nuovo Record compatible design, even the

\r?\n> notorious two prong style would be fine.


\r?\n>    This freewheel looks new and is a

\r?\n> 14-16-18-21-24. I would like the same cogs and similar

\r?\n> excellent or NOS condition for use on a set of show wheels

\r?\n> for a 69/70 Cinelli. If you have something that would work

\r?\n> let me know. I'm willing to buy,sell or trade.


\r?\n>   Now for the questions: I tried the tool on a C

\r?\n> Record hub set and it cleared the locknut. Could this

\r?\n> freewheel be an off topic item? If so why would it be a five

\r?\n> speed and not six or seven. If it is within the CR time line

\r?\n> how could an Italian company sell a freewheel that requires

\r?\n> a removal tool that isn't compatible with Nuovo Record

\r?\n> hubs?


\r?\n> Norm Lafleur

\r?\n> Ashfield, Massachusetts

\r?\n> USA