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#1
I need to remove this SunRace 5 speed freewheel for replacement, but I can't seem to find information on the appropriate tool - all I have is a standard chainwhip and the usual hand tools.

It may not be clear in the image, but it is stamped with SunRace Freewheel B0525

Do I need a specialist tool, or is there a workaround? (It being Sunday morning, here in the UK)?

Suggestions gratefully received.

Dermot
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#2
It takes a chain whip & a freewheel removal tool and an adjustable spanner or socket to fit the tool. The tool shown is a Park FR-1

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It engages the splines that are not visible in your photo. The chain whip retains the freewheel while you use the freewheel tool in a counter clockwise fashion.
You may find it extremely difficult to remove, in which case you can put the freewheel tool in a vise for extra leverage. As a last resort the old freewheel may be destroyed or cut away with a dremel grinder. I believe cutting the black ring will get things started.
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#3
(03-24-2013, 02:19 PM)1FJEF Wrote:  It takes a chain whip & a freewheel removal tool and an adjustable spanner or socket to fit the tool. The tool shown is a Park FR-1


Ah, thanks - until I used a flashlight, I couldn't see splines inside.

Couldn't get the Park FR-1, but local store Halfords had their own generic in stock.

thanks,

Dermot
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#4
So did it come off?
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#5
(03-24-2013, 03:37 PM)1FJEF Wrote:  So did it come off?

Yup, bit of a struggle initially, but put the tool in a bench vice and then it was straightforward.

Dermot
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#6
What did you replace it with?
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#7
(03-25-2013, 08:01 AM)1FJEF Wrote:  What did you replace it with?

I needed to get it off because there was a bit of metallic crud jammed in there - having got it off and cleaned it, there's no damage so put it back on.

At least I now have the right tools for the job in future!

cheers,

Dermot
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