Corvette 5 speed freewheel removal

Most Recent BUY IT NOW Items Listed on eBay
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture

Pantmaker

I live for the CABE
This is the correct tool for this Atom freewheel.
0507190924.jpg


0507190923.jpg
 

Pantmaker

I live for the CABE
Scwhinnbikebob brings up a very valid point about the ring on this freewheel. The ring seems to be made of exceptionally soft metal and unless you have this tool locked down with zero play...tighter than a drum, the tendency for the two slots on the ring to deform horribly is quite high.
 

Schwinn499

I live for the CABE
If it's the original Atom DON'T use the Park Tool. You will peel the lugs off of the freewheel in a heartbeat. The only way that I have found is to use a big #8 extractor. See pic. I had the end milled off to make it easier to get out of the freewheel. Chuck the extractor in a vice and drop the freewheel on it and turn the wheel. Spray the freewheel with penetrating fluid (I use Kroil) for as long as you can before trying.

This is pretty much the only way to get these off without damage.
View attachment 992962

20170318_194919.jpg
 

hatz4katz

Finally riding a big boys bike
Thanks again for all the great info. Upon reassembly, should I use some type of anti-seize or grease on the threads?
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Thanks again for all the great info. Upon reassembly, should I use some type of anti-seize or grease on the threads?

I would slop it up with anti-seize. You never know when you'll need to remove it again to replace a broken spoke.
 
Top