Re: Removing a freewheel

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Qui si parla Campagnolo, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. HP wrote:
    > My old bike has a freewheel that takes a 4-prong SunTour extractor. I
    > tried it, and the result was that 3 of the 4 prongs on the freewheel broke
    > off. I googled, and followed Sheldon Brown's advice and disassembled the
    > freewheel. My problem now is that the freewheel core is totall smooth, and
    > there is nothing for the bench vise to grip onto. Am seeking advice on how
    > to remove the thing, as I have to replace a broken spoke (and have to
    > replace the freewheel anyway). I've gotten some suggestions as using
    > penetrating rust-remover solvents, but there is no rust. The thing is just
    > torqued on really tight. I would appreciate any help.
    >
    > HP


    get a Dremel and a cutter and carefully cut the thing apart. If you are
    careful, you won't hurt the hub threads.
     
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  2. Tom

    Tom Guest

    This works REALLY well using those grinding disks. But the pipe wrench
    normally does the trick.
     
  3. Tom

    Tom Guest

    This works REALLY well using those grinding disks. But the pipe wrench
    normally does the trick.
     
  4. The Dremel is the best way to do it.
     
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