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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:42 pm 
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What is the biggest number of gears you can get on a screw on freewheel? And are there any decent makes, I have only seen Regina America 8 speed ones are they light? or any good? can you get 9/10 speed?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:00 pm 
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No 9 or 10. 8 speed was a last ditch thing when they were already obsolete.

Regina are good, so are Sachs, Maillard and there are a couple of other Italian ones.

Shimano were good, but most for sale nowadays are from todgy BSOs - but they work well enough.

Freewheel systems are in general always heavier than freehub, and weaker at the same time (all that unsupported axle).

I use screw-on rear hubs, re-spaced for reverse dish on my singlespeed - much neater than a freehub conversion I think. Plus a really spanky hub can be got very cheap.


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