Freewheel Removal, Install, or Swap Out (Hub Motor Wheel)

Service Price: $60

Freewheels are very similar to cassettes, in that they have many geared rings attached to the rear ebike wheel that help it rotate around. However, that is about where the similarities between a cassette and a freewheel end. Where cassettes are collections of loose, individual geared cogs, the freewheels are comprised of cogs are all attached together into one unit. The freewheel also does not attach to a freehub body like a cassette does. Instead, on a freewheel the ratcheting system and the bearings are built into the freewheel itself. The freewheel is more of an all contained unit, with the geared cogs and the rotating mechanism built in. The freewheel then threads onto the rear ebike wheel, and screws on tight. However, a special tool is required to mount and remove the freewheel from the ebike hub driven wheel.

During our freewheel ebike service, we remove the hub driven wheel off of the ebike, taking care to disconnect the ebike cables from the motor, to be able to access the freewheel itself. Once the ebike hub motor wheel has been removed, we then use our freewheel removal tool to unthread the old freewheel from the ebike wheel. If we need to install a new freewheel, we then lightly thread the freewheel by hand, tighten it down to the factory specified torque using the freewheel lockring tool. After the freewheel has been tightened to the rear wheel, we remount the rear wheel to the ebike and reconnect the ebike motor cables. After it was remounted onto the frame, we make sure that the ebike hub motor still turns on and runs properly.

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