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removing a stubborn freewheel

ian_67ian_67 Posts: 4
edited March 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
The rear axle on my mtb sounds very gritty so I have decided to strip it down and regrease etc. However, the rear sprockets are labelled Simano MF-HG37- which I believe may be a screw on freewheel.

It is very reluctant to come off the bike. Any advice on how I can do this?

Thanks

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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Surely you must know if it is being stubborn? One requires a chain whip the other doesn't. If it is screw on, put the tool in a vice and use the wheel as a spanner
  • freezing77freezing77 Posts: 731
    ian_67 wrote:
    The rear axle on my mtb sounds very gritty so I have decided to strip it down and regrease etc. However, the rear sprockets are labelled Simano MF-HG37- which I believe may be a screw on freewheel.

    It is very reluctant to come off the bike. Any advice on how I can do this?

    Thanks

    Ensure the tool is held securely in position by use of the quick release or similar. Place suitable sized spanner on the tool.
    Apply impact technology.
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  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Chunkers +1 - tool in vice, turn wheel.
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Also spray plus gas on back of freewheel if it really tight. Turning in the vice is the only way either that or a pipe on the end of your spanner. These things self tighten over time.

    Take to yor LBS they have it of in seconds and probably won't charge. I wouldn't and there are other shops like me that are not mercenary.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
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