How do I remove a Shimano freewheel hub?
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.
Can you change the freehub on a bike wheel?
Simple answer: yes, but it’s not worth doing. Cost of hub, spokes, nipples and having wheel rebuilt will exceed the cost of a new wheel. Even if you re-use the spokes a new wheel will still be cheaper. Wheel building requires special equipment, expertise and time to do correctly.
How do you service a Shimano freehub body?
Servicing Shimano (sealed) style freehubs
- Step 1: Remove your cassette. Remove the rear wheel and stop the cassette from spinning using a chain whip.
- Step 2: Remove axle and ball bearings.
- Step 3: Removing the freehub body.
- Step 4: Flush twice.
What is the difference between freewheel and freehub?
The term “freewheel” refers to the whole gear cluster with the coasting mechanism inside. The freewheel is screwed onto a set of threads on the right-hand side of the wheel’s hub. On a freehub system, the coasting mechanism is a sub-assembly of the wheel’s hub.
How do you remove an old style freewheel?
- Mount bike in repair stand and remove rear wheel from bike.
- Remove quick-release skewer.
- Inspect freewheel center and select correct removal tool (see chart above).
- Engage tool into splines/notches.
- Reinstall quick-release skewer with skewer nut on outside of remover.
- Snug skewer nut against remover.