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Old 05-23-20, 07:01 AM
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Freewheel remover advice

I'd like to service the rear hub on my MTB; that's going to be first time ever, and I need to buy relevant tools. I've seen some videos online regarding freewheel removal tools (
, for instance) but can't quite identify the type of remover I need for my freewheel. Could someone please let me know (provide a link) what specific freewheel remover I need? Here are some pictures of my freewheel:












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Old 05-23-20, 07:11 AM
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Even though I have several tools, I can never tell which one to use just by looking. Maybe others here can. I suggest you bring the wheel to a shop and buy the correct tool from them. They may even remove it for you if you do.
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Current (and the China made Shimano freewheel is a modern one) Shimano freewheels use the Park FR-1.3 (or it's variants). Andy
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Old 05-24-20, 03:17 AM
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Thanks.
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Either the Park tool Andrew suggests or the Shimano TL-FW30.
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Just looking at the pic I started wondering if these come in a 3/8” ratchet drive in addition to the open wrench kind? My BB cup tool is 3/8” drive. Very convenient when using a torque wrench.
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Originally Posted by zacster View Post
Just looking at the pic I started wondering if these come in a 3/8 ratchet drive in addition to the open wrench kind? My BB cup tool is 3/8 drive. Very convenient when using a torque wrench.
ICEToolz sells 1/2" square drive freewheel/cassette tools.
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