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Freewheel regreasing on an Isla Bike

PeteinSQPeteinSQ Posts: 2,292
edited February 2015 in Workshop
I appreciate that this is the Road Workshop forum and I'm asking a question about a kids bike but I guess someone here may also have kids...

My son's islabike cnoc 14's freewheel is no longer really a free wheel. The bike was second hand (having been used by two other children before my son) and he's just about grown out of the bike so no real complaints from me about this.

However, I would quite like to fix this problem before I make a decision about possibly selling the bike on to someone else.

Does anyone have any experience of taking these freewheels apart? Any suggestions of what I should do?


  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,514
    From a quick perusal of the Islabikes website it looks like the Cnoc 14 is a single speed threaded axle design.

    Best I can offer is to have a read at this Park Tools guide to servicing freewheelshubs/ freewheels. ... el-removal

    It deals with the type of freewheel on your son's bike tho the specific design may vary.

    Alternatively, give Islabikes a call to see if they can offer any help.
  • PeteinSQPeteinSQ Posts: 2,292
    Thanks. I'll look at the Park Tools website.

    He's got a new bike now so it won't be the end of the world if I get this wrong, but I'd rather get it right!
  • JayKostaJayKosta Posts: 635
    If you can get it off of the hub, I suggest NOT trying to disassemble it!
    Brush / wipe off as much external dirt and grime as you can.
    Use a light weight oil (such as for sewing machines) in the small gap between the rotating part and the stationary part (on both front and back sides) - if it moves at all.
    If it's entirely locked-up, it's probably a lost cause due to rust and too much internal dirt.

    Jay Kosta
    Endwell NY USA
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    Given the cost of the freewheel, around £10, I'd buy a new one. I realise you're wanting to keep costs down to sell the bike but this will be the easier option.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,271
    You might be able to recover it by dropping it in a jar of warm oil and spinning it round a bit. I've resurrected a few freewheels and freehub bodies that way.
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