Freewheels & Cassettes

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Terry Prism – Vintage Women’s Road Bike Restore/Update

My friend wanted a small size women’s road bike. I hunted around and found this vintage Terry Prism road bicycle for her. It had been converted to hybrid type bars as well as other changes. I stripped it to the bare frame, cleaned/overhauled everything, and put it back together converting it back to drop bars, …Read more »

How To Make A Freewheel Quieter

I show how to quiet down a loud, noisy freewheel.

How To Make A Freewheel Louder

Some viewers have asked how to make a freewheel make a louder clicking/ticking noise. I show how to do it by flushing out the lubrication and replacing it with a thinner oil. This will shorten the life of the freewheel and make it wear out faster. Fortunately, the bearings in the freewheel aren’t under the …Read more »

How To Remove Freewheel From Hub With Cut Spokes/Without Rim

I show how to remove a freewheel from a hub without a rim. The preferable method is to remove the freewheel from the wheel first, then cut the spokes. But stuff happens. Using this method, you can remove the freewheel without damaging either the freewheel or hub. You will need a chainwhip and a solid …Read more »

Can I Update Wheel From 7 Speed Cassette To 8, 9, or 10 Speed Cassette?

I occasionally get asked by viewers if they can update a bike wheel from a 7 speed cassette, to an 8, 9 or 10 speed cassette. The answer is maybe. I explain and show what to look for to tell if you can replace the 7 speed cassette with a cassette with more cogs. Freewheel …Read more »