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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: bristol
I am currently restoring a Viscount Aerospace and need a 14- 32 5 speed
freewheel to complete the build. I am flexible about the lowest gear and could accept 30/32/34/36 teeth ( a gapped sprocket would be ideal)
If you have anything that might be suitable, in good condition, please contact me. Thanks for looking.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:04 pm 
Retro Guru

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Go super-agricultural: 14-38 SunTour freewheels are pretty common on eBay :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:52 pm 
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Location: north wales
I have a nice shimano 5-speed freewheel
14-28
£10 posted


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for your thoughts about the 14-38 freewheel, I already have one of these and don't think that my rear mech will handle such a wide range of gearing. Also the 38 tooth sprocket looks a bit odd to my eyes. The 14-38 dates to 1983, and may have been produced for the early MTB market ? or perhaps Tandems use such extreme gearing ?

I think that the easy solution is to go to 6 speeds 14-32 if I have enough room. At least it will be a lot cheaper than the wide range Suntour freewheel currently on Ebay USA


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:09 am 
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An Ultra-spaced 6-speed block will fit in the space of a standard 5-speed, and should index acceptably well with 7-speed shifters. Just set the rear mech limit screws so you can't use the 7th click.


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