Bicycle Mechanics - Suntour hub, SIS compatible?
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11-01-05, 10:43 PM
I have Suntour GPX hubs on my old Centurion. The old freewheel is making all kinds of noise and needs to be replaced. It takes a standard Suntour four prong tool to remove. I noticed Nashbar sells a 7spd freewheel for $20, and is SIS compatible. Anyone know if that 13-24 freewheel would work?
I'm "guessing" it will, but wasn't sure if the threads are the same or not.
Almost certainly it'll fit. According to Harris Cyclery, there are only a few old french hubs that don't use the standard freewheel threading -- Suntour GPX definitely doesn't qualify.
11-02-05, 08:19 PM
The Nashbar freewheel will certainly fit the hub threads. However, you will need a different freewheel remover for it. These freewheels are made by Sunrace (not Sun Tour) and use a splined Shimano freewheel remover. In fact, I've read that they are a somewhat loose fit for the Shimano remover and should really be serviced with a similar but slightly larger Sunrace remover.
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