i was planning on taking my bike back to belmont to try and remove the freewheel, but then it started raining, and i was stuck at home. not that warm shower of yesterday, but cold rain, the kind you want to avoid if possible. besides, even if i did remove the freewheel, i'm not sure if i want to install the new one just yet, because i found out today that i also need to replace the chain (using a ruler, i realized there's been a lot of stretching). it's not surprising since it's still the old chain from when i first got that bike almost a year ago (it feels like longer). i ordered a pair of new chains along with some missing link chain connectors.