Sorry to hijack thread but I have just picked up a Corsa. I have a couple of questions.
How do you tell if the frame is 501 throughout? What groupset would of been fitted originally? I need a new freewheel, should it be 10 or 12 speed? And what ratios?
Well, you don't say whether you have a bike or a frame...if the bike is original then the 501 sticker is the giveaway (it'll state maintubes, forks and stays) - I belive later Corsas only had 501 maintubes and forks.
Most bikes of this period have 6 speed freewheels, the Corsa is no exception (originally a Shimano cassette 13-24), with a Shimano 105 groupset.
Photos would be useful if you want more info.
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