Before entering FreeWheelSpa.
This Shimano wide range 6 speed was moderately dirty on the outside, but in need of a cleaning and new grease on the inside. The spin was stiff and the clicks were less than enthusiastic.
Apart she came, cogs, spacers, bearing retainer, balls, and pawls. Into the spa she went, for cleaning and rejuvenation. When she emerged, she was ready for her makeover!
Synthetic grease for the ball bearings, high quality machine oil for the pawls. In no time whatsoever, this old Shimano, was purring like a kitten with a lifetime ahead, and no one to stop it!
Don't they look happy? Greased, oiled, and ready for reassembly!
Sometime last year, while visiting what we call in my small New Hampshire town, "The Stump Dump," I was able to rescue a few freewheels. They were all filthy, gritty, and either didn't or barely moved. Their "clicks" had disappeared. Their cogs were buried under years of road and chain dirt.
Most Classic & Vintage bicycle enthusiasts would have been sad these mechanical marvels had been so poorly neglected. But not the FreeWheelSpa meister!
Into the spa they went for a full force treatment. A while later, they emerged ready for new grease and oil conditioning!
L-R: Suntour, Shimano, Shimano
Immediately I could see how rejuvenated they felt. Their pawls were beaming and bending back and forth. Their bearings felt as if they had just emerged from the factory. Their housings, spacers and lock rings felt as if they had just been minted at the foundry. Their Cogs and spacers had never felt so clean!! They were very happy for first time in years, if not decades! Before long they were fully reassembled and ready for years of service.
FreeWheelSpa can do for your freewheels and cassettes what these three orphans experienced. Check out my "SERVICES" page. Thanks!
Here is where I'll talk about all things freewheel, cassette, chains, and chainrings. Kind of boring stuff, unless you are into bicycles, then you know, that without them, your bike just won't go. Well, technically it will, downhill, if you throw it off a bridge, or it is hit by something else, etc.
But the real key to tying your bicycle into your propulsion system (you), is a fixed cog or a freewheel or a cassette, a chain, and a chainring. Without these three key mechanical systems, you are dead on the asphalt.
Feel free to add your thoughts, comments, corrections, and stupendous ideas. All I ask is you be nice about how you do so.
Thanks for reading!
The Spa Meister
In my normal life I'm a pastor, really, a husband, and a dad. In my spare time I ride and wrench bikes. Freewheel Spa might be a good way to contribute to Soc Sec!