Readers ask: How To Remove A Freewheel On A Bicycle?

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.

What tools do I need to remove a bike cassette?

The lockring is designed to hold the cogs of the cassette in place on the hub. In order to remove and replace your cassette, you need to unscrew this lockring. You’ll need three tools to do this: a chain whip, a cassette lockring remover and a large adjustable crescent wrench.

Can you remove a sprocket?

You’ll need two chain whips to loosen the sprocket. One to keep the cassette in place while you unscrew the sprocket with the other. I used a chain whip from Decathlon to loosen the sprocket.

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.

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