Shimano freewheel puller on Sachs freewheels?

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  1. meb

    meb New Member

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    My Shimano freewheel puller is also supposed to work for Sachs freewheels.
    However, I notice when placing the puller into the Sachs splines (off wheel), the fit is ultra tight, and requires forcing the tool into the splines and subsequent removal requires forcing it out with a tool.

    This is in contrast to an easy slide into the splines and easy slide out by hand on the Shimano freewheels.

    I don't want to risk getting the freewheel stuck on the wheel or permanently jamming my freewheel tool into a Sachs freewheel when removing from a bike or risk stripping splines. Is this an unmerritted concern or is there some other issue I am overlooking such as this merely being tightness due some paint or coating on the freewheel splines that break away when used?

    Is it possible the tool is compatible with some but not all Sachs freehwheels and I have 7 speed Sachs freewheels incompatible with Shimano freewheel tools so I need a different tool?
     
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  2. Werehatrack

    Werehatrack Guest

    On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 19:00:00 +1100, meb
    <[email protected]> may have said:

    >
    >My Shimano freewheel puller is also supposed to work for Sachs
    >freewheels.
    >However, I notice when placing the puller into the Sachs splines (off
    >wheel), the fit is ultra tight, and requires forcing the tool into the
    >splines and subsequent removal requires forcing it out with a tool.
    >
    >This is in contrast to an easy slide into the splines and easy slide
    >out by hand on the Shimano freewheels.
    >
    >I don't want to risk getting the freewheel stuck on the wheel or
    >permanently jamming my freewheel tool into a Sachs freewheel when
    >removing from a bike or risk stripping splines. Is this an unmerritted
    >concern or is there some other issue I am overlooking such as this
    >merely being tightness due some paint or coating on the freewheel
    >splines that break away when used?
    >
    >Is it possible the tool is compatible with some but not all Sachs
    >freehwheels and I have 7 speed Sachs freewheels incompatible with
    >Shimano freewheel tools so I need a different tool?


    Use the tool enough, and ordinary wear will take care of the problem.
    I have also noted that one of the tools I have (maybe from Bicycle
    Research?) seems to fit the Sachs splines slightly better than the one
    from Park, but neither is a tight fit for me. I suspect that you may
    have a genuine Shimano tool, which probably is optimized to fit the
    Shimano product.

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