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    How do you open a freewheel?

    I want to convert one of my bikes to a ss and it uses a freewheel, after i take it off how do i open it up??

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    With great difficulty, best bet is to get a BMX sprocket and screw that on.

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    Northern is correct....

    you can with GREAT difficulty, and you'll never get it back together again, at least not correctly. It is MUCH more convinient and cheaper in the long run to get a BMX type freewheel and install it. There are tons of them out there and in just about any tooth count you could want. So go with the BMX freewheel and save yourself a big headache.

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    Difficult Yes,

    Quote Originally Posted by Squash
    and you'll never get it back together again, at least not correctly.
    But hard to put back together? Most freewheels are just like a cassette, many splined cogs that fit on the body held on by 1 or more threaded cogs.

    All you realy need are 2 chain whips either with really long handles or cheater bars.

    BMX freewheels are nice and easy but by using a multi-gear freewheel body you can setup a better chainline.
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