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changing threaded cassettemozza
Apr 9, 2002 1:19 AM
Hi all

I'm very new to this bikey thing (about 5/6months), but enjoying it very much indeed, so i'm a bit of a novice in all dept's including the gears.

My problem is this, i have a 53 tooth front ring/cog and a thread on 24-28 rear cassette, i'm out powering top gear and want to change the rear cassette to something smaller, 11-?? or 12-??, i am having trouble finding anyone who sells thread on rear cassette that are diferent to the one i have already.


Do you mean a "freewheel"?Alexx
Apr 9, 2002 3:39 AM
In that case, no, there are no 11-tooth cog freewheels. You can still get 12-tooth high cogs in a 7-speed freewheel (available at Nashbar).
Freewheels are nearly obsolete, and only SRAM still makes any decent ones, albiet heavy. E-Bay is filled with old freewheels, some good, some $hit. If you really need more cogs, you're going to have to upgrade to a modern cassette-new hubas, the whole 9 yards.
they are still readily available and will always be so.Spirito
Apr 9, 2002 4:19 AM

ask your local bike store as they all have the same QBP catalogue to order the sachs from. shimano and suntour are my choice if available in the size i need. and also check ebay as a lot of new freewheels are listed there as well. dont buy used unless its in excellent condition and make sure of the size you will need and that it is right for your hub and spacing.

dont worry about changeing over to cassettes hubs and cogs if you dont need to as the majority of the world (there are a lot more cyclists in asia) still uses freewheels and will continue to do so for some time so you wont be left on an island. they will always be around and if production stops or importers give up on them someone will always offer new ones and bring them to the market here as enthusiasts and retro-heads will always need them. takes a little looking but you can find them.

good luck
You're running ascottfree
Apr 9, 2002 4:26 AM
24-28 5-speed? That's unusual. I'd be interested in hearing a little more about your bike.
Hillclimb Special?? (nm)Alexx
Apr 10, 2002 1:22 PM
re: changing threaded cassettemozza
Apr 9, 2002 8:11 AM
sorry its a 14-28 rear set.

told you i was new this stuff, derrrrrrrr
12, 13, 14Kerry
Apr 9, 2002 5:03 PM
Note, that you will be able to go 32 mph at 100 rpm in a 53/13 (29.3 in a 53/14, 34.2 in a 53/12). That's EXTREMELY impressive for someone who has been riding only 6 months. The world hour record was only 30.6 miles until the introduction of aero equipment. For a standard bike, it's still about that. So, maybe you should work on improving your pedaling speed and learning to coast down hills in a tight tuck. The odds are real good that you don't really need an 11 or a 12, and probably not a 13 for a while, at least.
Yep, Good advice. (nm)Chen2
Apr 9, 2002 7:31 PM