Do you need a Chainwhip to remove a freewheel?
Skewer acts as a holding device for remover. Turn remover counter-clockwise using a large adjustable wrench. Park Tool freewheel tools will also fit the hex end of Park Tool chain whips such as the SR-12.2, or the FRW-1 freewheel wrench. It will typically require some force to turn the freewheel.
Can I convert quick release to thru axle?
If it’s a front hub and your fork uses a QR, you can buy a new thru-axle hub and an adapter that lets you use a thru-axle hub in a QR fork. About $15 for the adapter. This will give a fractionally better bit of firmness, but primarily, if you change your fork down the road, you can get one with thru-axle.
How do I remove a freehub body?
The axle is independent of the freehub.
- Remove set screw from side of drive side locknut.
- Hold non-drive side cone with cone wrench. Loosen and remove drive side locknut.
- Pull freehub to remove. Use care not to loose small parts. Note orientation of pawls as you remove freehub.