casset trouble

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by lip03, 16 Jul 2012.

  1. lip03

    lip03 Über Member

    beds/ london
    So I'm having trouble getting the lock ring off this free hub I want single speed not fixed so need to remove a few chainrings but I don't have the right tool and got no idea where to get one any ideas ? freewheel.jpg
  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    That is a freewheel block, not a cassette.
    You need to get that off, get a single freewheel on and then sort the chainline out, probably by re-dishing the wheel.
  3. compo

    compo Veteran

    You wont be able to remove individual sprockets from your freewheel. Freewheel extractors are only a few pounds, or take your wheel to a bike shop who will remove it for you. If you only want a single speed you will need a single speed freewheel and possibly spacers to set up your chainline.
  4. Pennine-Paul

    Pennine-Paul Goth on a bike............

    The quality of single speed freewheels is absolutely appalling,
    Some of them only last weeks,
    I gave up using them about 5 years ago and went to fixed,
    if i was to use a freewheel again I'd get a wheel with a freehub and
    use a s/s kit on it, which makes it easier to get a good chainline too
  5. simon.r

    simon.r Person

    Cheap and some not-so-cheap ss freewheels can be appalling, but I've had a White Industries one for a loooong time and have a relatively new (1000 miles-ish so far) Halo which still feels like new.

    Having said that, if it wasn't for the aesthetics I'd go down the freehub / ss kit route as well. Call me a tart^_^
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