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 Post subject: Uniglide to Hyperglide
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:14 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Okay so I took my 6 speed UG freewheel off to clean and saw some missing teeth.
According to Sheldon, you can replace the UG body with HG for more readily available parts.
Has anyone done this? His instructions aren't totally clear..
As a last resort does anyone have any ug 6speed freewheels for sale?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:33 am 
Old School Grand Master

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Assuming you mean the freehub body, then dismantle the hub, remove the axle and undo the body with a 10mm allen key down the axle hole. A 7 speed freehub body will be a straight swap.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:38 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for your help.
What do you mean by dismantle the hub? I have the freewheel off. Remove the axle?! Newby here..
Are 7 speed hg body easy to get hold of?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:53 am 
Old School Grand Master

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You have to unscrew the non-drive side bearing cone. Then the axle pulls out (collect the ball bearings that will roll away The Park Tools site has some good step by step guides.

IIRC all 6 speed is UG, so probably all you need to do is fit a replacement 6 speed cassette.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I may give that a try but HGg body isn't proving easy to find just now. The thinking behind the switch was that HG freewheels are easier to find.
I can only find one UG 6 speed freewheel but that seems like the easiest option to get me on the road again.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:03 pm 
Retro Guru

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yourebarred wrote:
.I can only find one UG 6 speed freewheel but that seems like the easiest option to get me on the road again.

hold fire fella, and sorry to be pedantic, but freewheel is not the same as cassette. you either have a threaded hub for a freewheel or a hub with integrated freehub (which yours sounds like).


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I apologise. It's a uniglide freehub so yes I need a cassette. Hard to find.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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My apologies. Yes I have a uniglide freehub so need a cassette. Hard to find.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:37 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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Hilary Stone has them NOS:
http://hilarystone.com/cassettes.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the link. Not sure 21t will get me up my hill!


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