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freewheel source?(4 posts)

freewheel source?gregario
Jan 6, 2003 7:07 PM
Anyone know where I can get a 6 or seven speed freewheel (126mm spacing) 13-23 or so that won't cost me $50? The chain on my "trainer bike", a nearly 20 year old Colnago, was skipping so I put on a new chain and as luck would have it the skipping is worse. I was hoping I could get by without a new freewheel but no such luck.
What's a good source for freewheels that aren't dinner plate size?
re: freewheel source?desmo
Jan 6, 2003 8:30 PM
A good NOS straight block is going to cost you $40-$50. It's the dinner plate's that you can pick up for $20 or less. You can check ebay, but I've found bike stores that have been around awhile usually have some stuff like this about that ain't worth a whole lot to 'em.

Now about using that early 80's Nago for a trainer bike.............
re: freewheel source?Alexx
Jan 7, 2003 12:27 PM
Nashbar.com, or loosescrews.com. You can often pick up decent freewheels on E-Bay for $5. I've bough several Shimano freewheels myself that way, then pulled the cogs apart. I now have 4 custom freewheels, and 2 spare bodies.
Most new stock freewheelsOldEdScott
Jan 9, 2003 10:25 AM
sold these days are pie plate -- 28T. Sunrace still manufactures them, and Performance, Nashbar and Rivendell sell them. Simano may still build some, but I think most of them are REAL pie plate -- the 34T Megarange.

Check Sheldon Brown's site. He may have something NOS that's more to your liking.

Plus I agree with the sentiment above -- a 20-year-old 'Nago on a trainer??