FAQ: How To Remove Bicycle 5 Speed Freewheel?

How do I remove a freehub body?

The axle is independent of the freehub.

  1. Remove set screw from side of drive side locknut.
  2. Hold non-drive side cone with cone wrench. Loosen and remove drive side locknut.
  3. Pull freehub to remove. Use care not to loose small parts. Note orientation of pawls as you remove freehub.

Can you take apart a freewheel?

Disassembly. Leave the freewheel in place on the wheel, or screw it onto a wheel, so that you will have something to hold it with. Breaking the freewheel loose from the wheel now with a freewheel remover reduces the likelihood of damage to the inner body if you have to remove it for reassembly.

When should I replace my bike freewheel?

The old freewheel is worn to the old chain, and will skip on the new chain. However, it’s not usually worth replacing unless you test it and verify that it’s worn badly enough to skip. If it doesn’t skip, you’re fine.

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