1984 Claud Butler Majestic


Dirt Disciple
legrandefromage":1vntksz1 said:
'position of spring' - usually end of March in the Northern Hemisphere

Alternatively, somewhere across the floor of the workshop, usually underneath something immovable.

Captain Stupido

Senior Retro Guru
OK... the SIS vs friction question is beginning to look moot. So far in attempting to remove the freewheel I've only succeeded in wrecking a brand new freewheel tool. To make matters worse I had to pull the axle to get it to fit. Without removing the freewheel servicing the hub is going to be a bit fiddly...

I suppose the good news is that the freewheel itself appears unscathed by the experience.

Maybe here and now it's an LBS job... I've got a good tool and a vice in storage but "locked down" 200 odd miles away...

Or could just clean up as best as possible and keep the existing freewheel/shifters.

Hmm... :?


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Captain Stupido

Senior Retro Guru
legrandefromage":19om577x said:
some of those tools are nasty cheap, I had one snap completely in two

This is a Super-B, made in Taiwan. Should be OK quality and looks well made but clearly it's made of softer metal than the freewheel itself. Might try to get a refund. I've bought Super-B stuff before and to tell the truth it's always been a bit so-so. Probably give the brand a swerve from now on.