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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:01 am Reply with quote
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You're very lucky.

There's an easier way however. I suspected that you had an old style Maillard freewheel.

The 2 smallest cogs on old Maillard freewheels like your's are screwed on to the body. the other 3 cogs are mounted on splines and slide right off.

You can remove the screwed on cogs with 2 chain whips. With all of the cogs removed it's easy to relace the hub with no risk of damage.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:14 pm Reply with quote
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smilingroadrunner wrote:
For all of us Gitane fans out here, that will probably never see the internal workings of one of these tandem rear brake drum/hub assembly Sad ----any possibility that you could post some images of how the internal brake shoes fit in this Hub when you get your wheelsets back???? Very Happy

I am promised that this weekend I would have my wheels back.
So when I do I will for sure post some pics of the drum brake.
Having the wheels rebuild really took a long time...

Greetings from the Netherlands!!
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