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#1
Hey Guys,

Have a BMX bike that the single speed freewheel is worn out on. The problem is that the freewheel was installed backwards. So, the notches that the freewheel tool would grab on to the freewheel to remove, are on the inside of the wheel next to the spokes. 

There are two small holes that are 180 degrees apart from each other on the outside of the freewheel. 

Is there a tool to use these holes to get the freewheel off?... 

or is there another way to remove the freewheel? 

Thanks
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#2
(05-21-2016, 01:34 AM)!TREK4ME! Wrote:  Hey Guys,

Have a BMX bike that the single speed freewheel is worn out on. The problem is that the freewheel was installed backwards. So, the notches that the freewheel tool would grab on to the freewheel to remove, are on the inside of the wheel next to the spokes. 

There are two small holes that are 180 degrees apart from each other on the outside of the freewheel. 

Is there a tool to use these holes to get the freewheel off?... 

or is there another way to remove the freewheel? 

Thanks

Yes, there's a tool called a 'pin spanner' or 'pin wrench' that will fit the two little holes. Usually these are reverse threaded so you turn them clockwise to unscrew. This will open up the freewheel itself, lots of little bearings are going to fall out. But it will expose the inside, solid part of the freewheel that doesn't turn. So you can then clamp it into a big wrench or vise and unscrew it from the wheel. It's tricky to do this without damaging the freewheel, so you're probably looking at replacing the freewheel.

Note that you can sometimes get this cover to unscrew by putting a screwdriver, etc into the little hole and tapping it with a hammer in the right direction. Alternate between the two holes.
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#3
Awesome !!... Thanks Dave !!!... I'll give it a try !!
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