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Falcon vs. Sunrace 5-spd freewheel(3 posts)

Falcon vs. Sunrace 5-spd freewheelKenS
Apr 8, 2003 12:06 PM
I was looking to replace a 5-spd freewheel. Nashbar has cheap prices on two brands, Falcon and Sunrace. Does anybody have experience with either of the brands?

If you have used one of the brands--What type of freewheel remover did it require?

(I know I could ask Nashbar, but could I trust the reply?)
I've used Sunrace. No complaints.OldEdScott
Apr 9, 2003 5:42 AM
Lasted about as long as Shimano freewheels, not as long as the late lamented Sachs-Aris. Rivendell says they're pretty good. Can't comment as to Falcon, but they're probably OK. Beggars can't be choosers as to FWs these days.

If you get the Sunrace, you'll use the Park FR-1 (same as Shimano and Sachs). The FR-7 Freewheel is specifically designed for Falcon. They look almost identical, but don't be fooled. The FR-7 is a little bigger.
Thanks for the helpKenS
Apr 9, 2003 8:54 AM
The freewheel removal info was *very* helpful since there is no info on the Nashbar site and it is hard to imagine that a phone-person would know the answer.