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How To Remove/Clean/Degrease/Lube/Install A Freehub Body On A Bike Wheel

I show how to remove the freehub body, flush it out with solvent, lubricate it, and then install it back onto the wheel. This can be done if the freehub feels rough or sticky. This video also includes and hub overhaul. Bike tools that I used in this video: Park Tool SR-2 Sprocket Remover (chain …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 »

How To Convert Uniglide Freehub To Hyperglide Freehub

I show how to convert a Shimano Uniglide freehub body to a Hyperglide freehub body. This will allow you to use the more modern Hyperglide cassettes instead of the older, hard to find Uniglide cassettes. This is done by disassembling both a Uniglide freehub and a Hyperglide freehub and combining parts from each. The bike …Read more »

How To Replace A Freehub Body On A Bike Wheel

The cassette on the bike was not turning smoothly in reverse. It had a gritty kind of feel and there was more play than I though there should be. So I was pretty sure the freehub was both dirty and worn. So I replaced the freehub body. I show the whole process of removing the …Read more »

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 »