Freewheel won't come off

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Maddoggy, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Maddoggy

    Maddoggy New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm trying to get a freewheel off a mountain bike with no success. I've removed the main nut - had to use a vise since it was really stuck - and I expected the freewheel to just slide off. It doesn't and appears firmly attached to the wheel. Anyone have an idea of what I'm missing? Thanks
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    FYI. Freewheels unscrew -- you need the appropriate Freewheel tool + a large crescent wrench or 'regular' size pipe wrench, or equivalent. Cassettes slide off after you unthread-and-remove the lockring -- the lockring is removed with the appropriate lockring tool & a small-to-medium crescent wrench, or equivalent. See: http://sheldonbrown.com/k7.html & http://www.sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html
     
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