Hobbit freewheel repair

Are you able to clean and repack hobbit freewheel? If so please advise how

Mine is in relatively good shape but not gliding without feeling of grit or inconsistent locking

Re: Hobbit freewheel repair

Just rebuilt a puch freewheel, if its anything like a hobbit it's not too bad. Mistakenly took mine apart trying to remove it from a wheel and ended up figuring it out. Use lots of grease to keep all the little balls on the outer race when you put it back together.

Re: Hobbit freewheel repair

> The Dude Wrote:

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> Just rebuilt a puch freewheel, if its anything like a hobbit it's not

> too bad. Mistakenly took mine apart trying to remove it from a wheel and

> ended up figuring it out. Use lots of grease to keep all the little

> balls on the outer race when you put it back together.

What is this world coming to ? ;)

Re: Hobbit freewheel repair

I think theyre a pretty standard size thread on freewheel. you can get freewheels for under $10 any day. bicycle size, i believe it's "french" threading

removing that freewheel on hobbits can be an EPIC pain in the ass though. You need a proper sized wrench, heat and PB blaster. Some aren't stuck, but mos are very very stuck on.

As far as servicing a freewheel again it's same as bicycle ones, there's probably videos on youtube.

But you do need a special spanner tool to remove the cap, it's got 2 little divots to remove the cover.

They're a pretty significant pain in the ass to get apart and back together properly. Most of the time it's easiest to just replace it.

Personally I'd lube the shit out of it externally while still on the bike, spin and spray and see if you can free it up at all long before trying to replace or rebuild it.

Re: Hobbit freewheel repair

Fantastic, thank you!

> Born to be WillD Wrote:

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> I think theyre a pretty standard size thread on freewheel. you can get

> freewheels for under $10 any day. bicycle size, i believe it's "french"

> threading

>

> removing that freewheel on hobbits can be an EPIC pain in the ass

> though. You need a proper sized wrench, heat and PB blaster. Some aren't

> stuck, but mos are very very stuck on.

>

> As far as servicing a freewheel again it's same as bicycle ones, there's

> probably videos on youtube.

>

> But you do need a special spanner tool to remove the cap, it's got 2

> little divots to remove the cover.

>

> They're a pretty significant pain in the ass to get apart and back

> together properly. Most of the time it's easiest to just replace it.

>

> Personally I'd lube the shit out of it externally while still on the

> bike, spin and spray and see if you can free it up at all long before

> trying to replace or rebuild it.

Re: Hobbit freewheel repair

Richard Eberline /

1/8" (or so) ball bearings top and bottom, anti backlash springs and a top nut/outer race. Bicycle round pin spanner by park tools, 3-2 mm. Use a drill bit for freewheel dimple fitment, I use green handle, put pressure on and hit with rubber hammer.

pb blaster or heat on a hard ones. I have done several.

Re: Hobbit freewheel repair

I bet you a dollar you can't rebuild the one on that Moby rim I just gave you at Toledo, Richard.

(If he cant, I'm only out a buck. If he can, I saved about 20 bucks)

Lol(edited)

Re: Hobbit freewheel repair

After screwing up on the one I had taken apart I had to remove one because the wheel wont come off the hub on a puch. Used an air chisel with a few taps from it it came right loose. Done it several times now with an air chisel and seems to work fantastic.

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