Re: Removing a freewheel

  • Thread starter Qui si parla Campagnolo
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Qui si parla Campagnolo

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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.
 
T

Tom

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

Tom

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