Strip down Shimano freehub

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  • Premier Icon simon1975
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    So how do you get them apart? I want to fix mine, and by “fix” I don’t mean repair 🙂

    ziggy
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    Not really designed to take apart, you mean fix as in get rid of the freewheel bit?

    Spot weld it to the hub, seen it on some trials bikes.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    you could try getting some araldite inside it to ‘freeze’ it.

    Premier Icon simon1975
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    Cheers but I don’t fancy permanently welding to the hub… I wanted to jam it up inside either with bits of metal or alaldite, but I can’t get it apart. I don’t mind trashing my freehub as it’s a retired free-spinning one anyway.

    Premier Icon mick_r
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    Take the axle and 1/4″ balls out. Prise out any dust cap / seals. Leave freehub attached to the wheel

    The cup / bearing race that the balls sit in has 2 notches in it. You need something to fit these notches. The race unscrews CLOCKWISE as you look at it (LH thread). You then have access to all the gubbins. Maybe strip and degrease it then rebuild with araldite holding balls and pawls in position instead of grease?

    A (rare) proper tool is available to unscrew the innards. I also have a home made one that may fit…

    cynic-al
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    Don’t surly make what you are after?

    coatesy
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    Why not remove the freehub and get the outer section welded to the inner at the seal groove where it mates to the hub?

    Premier Icon simon1975
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    Yes Surly make a thingy but it’s £60. Welding will cost me money too.

    Thanks Mick-r, I’ll put the freehub back on the hub and have a go – I guessed that that would be the answer but I’ve tried really hard already. I might make a tool from some old pipe, or cut some metal plate down to fit…

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