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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:06 pm 
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bonjour post 98 section.

just bought a 2 year old budget 29er. it weighs a ton so plan on a single speed conversion to remove the tat.

last night i grabbed the necessary parts off my klein but then realised the 29er has a 7 speed freewheel as opposed to a cassette.

the hub is a quando and the freewheel shimano.

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1. what tools do i need to remove said freewheel?

2. is it a case of tool in, chainwhip on, turn tool?

replacing it with a single speed set up - how do i do this? is it possible to adjust the chainline or will i have to do that through the front end set up

also what gearing should i be looking at? 26" i tend to ride 38/16 ish

thanks guys n gals


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:14 pm 
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A freewheel tool is similar to a cassette lockring tool but has less 'pronounced' splines and is longer.
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We stick that in a vice at work and just unscrew using the wheel but you only really need a spanner for the tool and a good arm to hold the wheel, no chain whip.

Not sure about ratios, may want to go to a bigger ring up front or smaller cog up back as i may be right in think you will pedal out faster on the larger wheels?

No idea about chain line though! Think you would have to have a play up front as the ss freewheel cant move like on a freehub body.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:18 pm 
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cheers man

i was suprised to see a freewheel on a disc hub!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:20 pm 
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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=55936

will this do it then?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:26 pm 
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In theory that should fit but the splines look like theyre for a cassette lockring.

Id say, its crc, try it and see, if not send it back!

Yeah freewheels are still around on lower on disc bikes/wheels.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:36 pm 
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one more question, do you know what thread size it will be?

crc do shimano freewheels for £20

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=7805

doesnt state the size but i assume as the current one is shimano this will fit

but these are a lot cheaper...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=54209


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:46 pm 
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the tool in the pic isn't the right one.

just get a park fwt-1 i think it is. clamp in vice and turn wheel counter clock wise.



or shimano one

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=23264

if you only have a spanner, loosen it by pulling the spanner towards you rather than trying to push it away.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:00 pm 
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cheers


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:27 pm 
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It's called a Shimano UG tool, I think ChrisV40 has one, but they cost about 2 or 3 quid on ebay. He me still have the link I send him to buy one.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:39 pm 
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Bugger. Ordered the 15 quid shaman one!


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