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Daved A Franklin

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Some one please help me get this free wheel off. I'm having a hell of a time finding the right tool.

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IT'S A NORMAL THREAD not reverse like I stated (brainfart)
As you cycle along the free wheel tends to get screwed tighter to the hub so it may well be on there squeaky tight .
What I do to remove free wheels; is use a Shimano free wheel tool, turned with a 12" shifter (adjustable wrench ), with the shifter's handle shoved into a cheater bar so the handle is like four foot long then adopt a proper Karate stance , trust your going in the correct  direction and 'give it some welly'. 
  First time I did this didn't have the 'cheater bar' so had son hold the wheel and gave it loads of oomph, free wheel finally came free with a crack, never heard that sort of noise from a screw before, thought son had snapped a bone or some such.  It is surprising just how tight the free wheel can be.
If you have a vice fixed to something you can forego the shifter and cheater just fix the remover tool in the vice jaws and turn the wheel counter-clockwise.

DO NOT COFUSE FREE-WHEEL WITH FREE-HUB

A sort of high end version is the Park FR-1 but as long as somewhere on the advert it says suitable for Shimano that should do

Shimano free wheel tool ( $1.33)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Freewheel-Remover-Tool-Mountain-Bike/dp/B074FXJDPT/ref=sr_1_20?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1506427557&sr=1-20&keywords=shimano+freewheel+tool

Park-tool free wheel removal tool for Shimano
https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Freewheel-Remover-Freewheels/dp/B001B6RGX

Tools are the 'poster boy' of you get what you pay for and possibly going to 99p is a bit far perhaps somewhere in the middle between this and the Park.  You want a tool that can do the job and not muck things up but for a once every six months thing you don't want to go too expensive.

Amazon shown for ease but a trip to the local bike shop may prove quicker and a face to face chat may allay any fears.
In general a wee trip, to the LBS and buy from them, is preferable to using Amazon.

A short video that shows what I mean


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Edit 2 to correct brainfart






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I use one of these instead of a traditional chainwhip i find it a lot easier

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/chain-whip-cassette-remover-id_8309913.html
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I tried to find a cheaper source of the tool but can't find it anywhere. I guess I'll have to do an online order as no local Decathlon stores. Good find
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Hah bunch of wimps, just grab the cassette and stop it turning with your hand.   ;O)
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