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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:53 pm 
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ok so im on my first retro refurb and I need to know whether I have a freehub or cassette? it is a 5 speed late 70's bike. I know I need to remove the toothed nut, do I need a special tool or will a normal cassette removal tool work?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Cassette didn't exist yet, so freewheel. What markings are on it?


Last edited by Bats on Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:02 pm 
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what do you mean by markings? none as im aware. I thought it would be freehub. is there a special size of tool needed for this age. it looks like what I can describe as isis bottom bracket removal, that sort of size, bigger than the shimano cassette removal.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:09 pm 
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A picture would help with the identification, there should be some markings, company name etc on it.

Suntour, Shimano etc etc


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:12 pm 
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There must be some markings on it, surely. Right where the tool would go in, or on the biggest cog.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:17 pm 
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the cassette is maillard. can make out the hub, stamp eroded, made in Germany though.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:17 pm 
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yeah my apologies with a wipe and closer inspection I found a stamp


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:18 pm 
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If you're in the UK some of the terminology may be adding to the confusion. In the UK we have freewheels or cassettes. Freewheels came first and if its original to your bike it will most likely be a freewheel. There are various tool types for removing a freewheel so posting a pic will help.

A freehub, is the american word for cassette.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Maillard is a freewheel :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:20 pm 
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I think I meant to write freewheel instead of freehub. thanks for the clarification I have ridden bikes all my life and always been good at doing my own stuff....until I got an old bike and entered this forum!!!


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