Freewheels & Cassettes

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Repair Freewheel That Spins Both Ways

I show how to fix a freewheel is slipping or not engaging, so that when you pedal, the freewheel spins, but the wheel does not turn with it.

Removing Stuck Freewheel Wheel After Tool Failed

As I was getting ready to rebuild the rear wheel from a 1974 Atala road bike, I needed to remove the freewheel. I used the proper tool. The Regina Extra freewheel has two notches that the tool fits into. I used the skewer to hold the tool in place so it wouldn’t slip, As I …Read more »

Replace Campagnolo To Shimano Freehub Body On AClass ALX320 Wheel

I convert an AClass ALS320 wheel from a Campagnolo to a Shimano Freehub Body. The Shimano Freehub Body part number is FW7400. Now I am ready to install a Shimano cassette and use the wheel with a Shimano drivetrain. Nothing against Campagnolo, but Shimano stuff is much more available here and affordable. Here is the …Read more »

What Are Helicomatic Hubs/Freewheels? How To Remove/Install

I show how to identify, remove and install a Helico matic freewheel. Helicomatic hubs and freewheels were made by a French company name Maillard. They were mostly found on French made bikes, but were used on some early Trek bikes as well. The freewheel does not screw onto the hub like most freewheels, but is …Read more »

Bike Noises – Find Them To Fix Them

Bikes can make the strangest noise. Squeaks, creaks, clicks, grinding, whirs, ticks, clunks, etc. The first step in fixing a noise on a bike is to locate where it is coming from. But noises can tricky. They can sound like they are coming from one place, but are actually coming from another. I talk about …Read more »