The Freewheel Key is an ultralight fixed-jaw vise. One side grabs onto perforated steel sign posts or other fixed-in-place roadside infrastructure, while the other side engages any 1" freewheel remover. When you're on a long tour and need to remove a freewheel to fix a broken spoke, there's nothing like it in the world.
Bike tourists of a certain age may notice a family resemblance to the old Pocket Pro--a long-extinct tool that had a reputation for breaking in half while trying to do the same job.
The Freewheel Key is dramatically stronger, more versatile, and easier to use than its cast-aluminum predecessor. The body is precision machined from tough T6 7075 aluminum alloy, with press-fitted, hardened steel dogs that provide a tenacious grip. To view complete directions for using the tool, click here.
You may never break a rear drive-side spoke--but if you do, you'll be glad to have one of these in your touring tool kit. Weight 5.2 oz. (150 grams).
Note: The Freewheel Key is for removing traditional thread-on freewheels only. Roadside removal of modern cassettes calls for a different tool, such as the J.A. Stein Mini Cassette Lockring Tool.