Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    how to overhaul maillard 700 course super freewheel

    Yup, youve seen it, i want to overhaul the maillard freewheel on my mom's 1987 marinoni , it is the original component but has seen pretty much no use, it just needs to have it's bearing greased and the sprawl cleaned and lubed.

    i dont want to breakthe thing so i am asking here how to pop it apart !

    it is 99% that model of freewheel, mine is 6 speed thou.

    how to overhaul maillard 700 course super freewheel-vintagesu-1358937642-29364.jpg

    how to overhaul maillard 700 course super freewheel-maillardc-1364430267-7399.jpg

    ps it's already off of the wheel and it was a ***** to remove, broke 2 freewheel tools doing so the proper way with a vise. thanks god for warranty !

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Mostly you don't service freewheels. Usually it;s just a clean and lube. Run WD-40 or kerosene or other cleaner through the back and front gaps and spin it until it comes out clean. Dry it off and add a light oil to the gaps.
    Traditional Thread-on Freewheels
    Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: J.B. Weld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    You'll need a freewheel vise, a pin spanner, and a couple shots of whiskey (or whatever you're preferred nerve calming medicine may be.)

    Remove that lockring/cone and be prepared for about 200 tiny bearings to come rolling out. Don't lose the micro washers!

    I like Slash's method.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: logbiter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    I'm with Slash too... but Sheldon Brown has a page on freewheel's, including disassembly. I didn't read further along to see what he said about re-assembly
    I wish the internet had been around when I attempted this back in high school I ended up buying a new freewheel, which were readily available back in the 80's... in fact it was '86 or'87.

Similar Threads

  1. XTR pedal overhaul
    By rockman in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-14-2016, 02:44 PM
  2. Overhaul?
    By circlesuponcircles in forum Ibis
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-04-2012, 05:48 AM
  3. Maillard drum brake hubs
    By da'HOOV in forum Vintage, Retro, Classic
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-25-2011, 05:02 AM
  4. bushing overhaul
    By eastman in forum Turner
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-30-2011, 02:46 AM
  5. How many of you overhaul your SPDs?
    By SWriverstone in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-29-2011, 08:41 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.