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Cassette Removal & Free wheel tool(7 posts)

Cassette Removal & Free wheel tooljagiger
Apr 28, 2002 1:14 PM
I've got two things going on & I need some help. First, I'm trying to remove the cassette from my Mavic wheels, so I can swap the cassette. I'm trying to turn the cassette removal tool toward the freewheel side with resistance from the chain whip & the thing won't budge. I thought this was right, but I'm coming up empty. Is there any trick? Or should I just take it to lbs?

My second question: What type of tool is needed to remove a Suntour freewheel on a Schwinn circa '80. Thanks in advance!
re: Cassette Removal & Free wheel toolLigon
Apr 28, 2002 1:17 PM
This should answer all of your questions!!!

http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQcogs.shtml

Hope this Helps,
Ligon
Suntour Freewheel removalchar
Apr 28, 2002 4:40 PM
Naturally you will need a Suntour freewheel remover tool. They come in 2 versions: 2 prong and 4 prong, you probably have a 2 prong; Park Tools has one and they are available at your lbs or any mail order supply house.

It may require some effort to remove said freewheel, here is how I remove them.

You need 3 tools, freewheel tool, crescent wrench (large, 12" plus) that will fit the flats of the freewheel tool and a cheater bar that will slide over the handle of the crescent wrench.

Remove rear wheel, leave tire on.
Remove quick release axle.
Place and engage freewheel tool on freewheel.
Reinstall quick release axle and snug hand tight against freewheel tool.
Place the crescent wrench on the flats of the freewheel tool and using a "cheater bar" (a piece of pipe that slides over the handle of the crescent wrench) of 4 to 6 foot in length, turn counter-clockwise. If you don't have a cheater bar, use a mallet and pound on the handle of the crescent wrench, not as pretty, but it may work.

As you back off the freewheel, keep turning the quick release skewer counter-clockwise to remove tension and spin the freewheel off. Once the freewheel is "cracked," everything else can be done by hand, just spin off the freewheel.

char
I'm pretty sure he said cassette (nm)Kerry
Apr 28, 2002 4:55 PM
Oops ,he did say thiscurlybike
Apr 28, 2002 7:17 PM
My second question: What type of tool is needed to remove a Suntour freewheel on a Schwinn circa '80. Thanks in advance
One more thingSpoke Wrench
Apr 29, 2002 5:04 AM
Don't be surprised if using all this force doesn't just shear off the prongs of your freewheel tool and/or bugger up the freewheel itself. When that happens, the solution involves medievel tools and procedures that aren't allowed to be spoken of in a family oriented forem.
HA HA HA HA! Indeed! Been there, suffered that! nmscottfree
Apr 29, 2002 5:09 AM