How I can remove this freewheel (without "destructing" it) ?

By "destructive removal" I mean this:




I found this tool: unior tools

But it seems to me to be overpriced (95$),


I found some indian tool online, which I assume should be much cheaper. But I didn't find meanwhile, from where I can buy it online.

link to video

link to shop

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    For a shop-quality tool and what it's designed to do, that price doesn't surprise me. For home use where you'll probably only use it once or twice, yeah that's a lot. If it were me, I would definitely destroy the freewheel and get something with proper removal notches. Commented Jun 24, 2020 at 22:11
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    Based on the brand name, its going to be a cheap and nasty freewheel that isn't worth saving anyway. I've cut one off with a grinder in the past, which was a lot of fun.
    – Criggie
    Commented Jun 25, 2020 at 2:01
  • You could remove the outer race and see if there's anything underneath to grab on to. Commented Jun 25, 2020 at 3:27
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    @VladimirF sorry I had the window open from earlier and just hadn't refreshed the page
    – Criggie
    Commented Jun 25, 2020 at 6:13
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    @michaelD Another option is to take the wheel into your LBS and get them to use their version of the expensive tool. It might be a few dollars, or if you're a regular customer they might just bang it through if you make it easy by cleaning it all and taking in just the wheel.
    – Criggie
    Commented Jun 25, 2020 at 6:20

2 Answers 2


Take the wheel to a bike shop. With the tool, its only a 5 minute job.

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    You're right, but that same answer could apply to almost every question here. OP wants to remove the freewheel themselves.
    – Criggie
    Commented Sep 3, 2020 at 13:14
  • I asked the bike shop, they told, that what they do is they openig it with hammer and kand of screw driver ....
    – Michael D
    Commented Sep 7, 2020 at 6:12

If you were almost willing to spend $95 on a tool for that, maybe consider one of these. you will have invested wisely, and you can use this thing along with your trusty chain whip and a standard adjustable wrench to remove it.

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    Sorry - check OP's photo and it shows there are no suitable notches or splines for that tool to fit. The only interface seems to be those two notches at 10 and 4 o'clock of the innermost ring.
    – Criggie
    Commented Jun 25, 2020 at 6:16

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