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    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.

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    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 !

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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