casset trouble

lip03

Über Member
Location
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
 

TheDoctor

Resistance is futile!
Moderator
Location
Stevenage
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.
 

compo

Veteran
Location
Harlow
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.
 

simon.r

Person
Location
Nottingham
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

http://velosolo.co.uk/shopsingle.html
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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