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Compound for freewheel locking sprocket threads

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Asked by: Mike Ottena

Should you grease freewheel threads?

To prevent future difficulty with removal, it is very important to grease the threads before screwing a freewheel onto your hub!

How do I remove thread from freewheel?

Quote from video: Here's a quick run-through of what we're going to do for removal 1js Daffy will tool and turn it counterclockwise until the free will is removed. For installation will lubricate the threads.

Are bike freewheels reverse threaded?

Freewheels are not reverse threaded. They screw onto the rear hub in a clockwise direction. The reason for the thread direction is security. When you pedal forward, the rear cogs rotate clockwise and thus tighten the freewheel onto the hub even more.

Are all freewheels interchangeable?

No, freewheels are completely different from the cassette / free hub system and are not interchangeable. A freewheel includes the ratchet mechanism that allows the sprockets to rotate backwards as well as the sprockets themselves, and threads into the hub.

What kind of oil does my free hub use?

Most manufacturers of standard pawl freehubs recommend lightweight oil such as Freehub Oil instead of traditional grease, which can cause pawls to stick and lead to slipping. Because of its light weight, Dumonde Tech Freehub Oil can multi-task as cable and brake lever lubricant.

Should I grease freehub before installing cassette?

Greasing a new cassette is not necessary, and it should even be avoided for several reasons. The cogs in your cassette do not need to be greased as greasing will not improve its functions. It will only attract dirt and grime to your cassette which will cause a lot of friction and wear it out faster.

What is a threaded freewheel?

The freewheel is a block of cogs that screws directly onto threads on the rear wheel. There is no need for it to be mounted onto a hub. It typically comes with anywhere between 1 to 7 cogs, and it is rare to find a freewheel on a modern bike.

Can I convert freewheel to cassette?

You cannot convert a freewheel hub to cassette. You need a new rear hub. What he said. You’ll have to either get a whole new rear wheel or buy a rear hub and spokes and have them re-laced to your current rim.

How do you get a freewheel cog off without tools?

Quote from video: And I'm gonna use a punch and a hammer. I'm gonna fit the punch into the little dimple and then using the hammer I'm going to tap this clockwise. And get it to rotate.

Why do freewheels click?

What’s that clicking sound? That clicking sound is the pawls as they run across each ratchet tooth, sort of like a tiny Wheel of Fortune wheel. The pawls thread onto the hub body and spin whenever the bike is moving. The ratchet fits over the pawls.

Are lock rings reverse threaded?

Thread the lockring onto the wheel by hand. Again, the lockring is reverse-threaded, so you will have to turn it to the left to tighten it.

Why does my rear hub click?

A rear wheel that clicks when you coast indicates the internal part of the wheel hub needs servicing. If you’re certain the noise is not coming from the bottom bracket or a derailleur, determine the wheel that’s clicking and stage your bike tools in the work area.

How do you lubricate a free hub?

Quote from video: Oil right around the edge of the freehub where it joins the rim of the hub holding the spine so the freehub spin the wheel.

Do you grease a free hub?

Greasing the freehub body is a common practice among many manufacturers. Especially in the case of steel freehubs and steel cassettes.

What is tenacious oil used for?

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Can you grease a freewheel?

Re: Freewheel Maintenance

Freewheels that are serviceable can be opened with a spanner, to access the bearing crown. With those, you can clean and grease them, and replace the bearings when needed.

Can I use lithium grease on freehub?

With the lithium grease, hub is quiet (DT quiet) and freehub spins well. Several rides in single digit (Fahrenheit) temperatures have been fine without the freehub sticking. Longest ride was 2.5 hours in 15-25 degrees. Application is easy with the pressurized can and tube.

How do you lube a free hub?

Quote from video: Oil right around the edge of the freehub where it joins the rim of the hub holding the spine so the freehub spin the wheel.

How do you grease a BMX freewheel?

Quote from video: Drip a few drops of lubricants along the gap between the spinning and still elements of the bike freewheel. Gravity will help them flow into the bike freewheel.

How do you fix a sticky freewheel?

Quote from video: You want to use like a lubricating oil I recommend filled tenacious oil you may find this at your local bike shop you find it online. It's kind of a thick e sticky.

How do you clean an old freewheel?

Quote from video: But it may be make things work well temporarily but it won't last. So just go ahead and just keep flooding.