Freewheels & Cassettes

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How To Clean, Degrease and Lube a Bike Freewheel

Using an old dirty freewheel, I show how to degrease, clean, and lubricate a freewheel for a bike. This wheel was in my garage, and I can’t remember what it came from. But it was pretty dirty. So I figured it would make a good example for how to clean a freewheel. I use WD-40 …Read more »

How To Remove/Install Shimano Uniglide Cassette

Shimano made a style of cassette called Uniglide that was used on bikes in the 80’s. It is similar to the current style of cassettes, but different. It is removed using a different method as well. Instead of using a special tool to remove the lock ring, you use two chain whips. This wheel came …Read more »

How To Remove & Install A Cassette On A Bike Wheel

I needed to change the cassette on my tri bike, so while I was at it, I shot a quick how-to video for anyone who might want to change theirs. My triathlon bike originally came with a 11-23 cassette. That worked fine when I did the Louisville Ironman. But when I did the Lake Placid …Read more »

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 »