Author Topic: Need to overhaul a freewheel without a hub to hold it?  (Read 588 times)

Need to overhaul a freewheel without a hub to hold it?
« on: August 12, 2018, 05:32:16 pm »
Find a LH bottom bracket cup.  I used a knackered HT2 cup but a traditional cup and cone one, or the loose LH cup from a square-taper cartridge are fine too.  Screw your freewheel onto the LH cup and then you can hold it with the appropriate BB tool while you unscrew the cone with a pin spanner.  The cone has a LH thread so the freewheel won't come loose on the BB cup as you unscrew the cone.

When done remove the freewheel from the cup using its own removal tool (generally 4-lug BMX or Shimano UG splined).

To retighten the cone when all cleaned and regreased, hold the sprocket with a chain whip while screwing the cone i nto the body.

Caveat: don't use an Italian or Raleigh BB cup.  You need a normal ISO/BSC threaded cup, which is the same as a freewheel hub thread.
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