Freewheels & Cassettes

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How To Remove/Install A Freewheel On A Bike Wheel

Removing and installing a freewheel on a bicycle wheel is pretty easy to do. In this video, I show you how to do it. You will need a freewheel remover tool which costs about $10 or less. Knowing how to remove a freewheel is useful if you want to change the gearing on your bike, …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 »

How To Make A Freehub Body Disassembly Tool

This is my homemade freehub body disassembly tool. It was cheap and easy to make. This is used to remove the cup/cone from a Shimano freehub body. Shimano used to make a tool for this (Shimano Cassette Hub Race Remover TL-FH40), but they are hard to find now. So I made this one out of …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 »