Freewheels & Cassettes

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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 »

Bicycle Freewheel Disassembly/Assembly

I show how to disassemble and re-assemble a freewheel from a bike wheel. I also clean and lube the freewheel parts. I didn’t replace the bearings. I just cleaned them and reused them. But if they show wear or damage, they are not too expensive to replace. The bearings in this freewheel were 1/8″ bearings. …Read more »

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 »

How To Remove/Install Cogs On A Freewheel

I show how to disassemble the cogs from a bike freewheel and then reassemble them again.