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Old 02-08-09, 07:42 PM   #1
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Sunrace Freewhweels?

I have located a freewheel, a five speed, to replace my old MAEDA "perfect". Apparently Shimano doesn't make these anymore. The MFG is Sunrace. Only 19.99.

Are these any good? Are these Taiwanese? I'm kinda assuming they are.
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Shimano never made MAEDA "Perfect" freewheels. Sun Tour did and they have been out of business for many years.

Sunrace freewheels (and cassettes for that matter) are decent, and are Taiwanese as you surmise. They don't shift as well as Shimano's current cassettes or freewheels but they do ok and the prices are attractive.
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Sun Tour was the "bicycle parts" brand name for Maeda Industries.
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IRD makes excellent freewheels in 5, 6, 7 - speed. Here's a link:

http://www.interlocracing.com/freewheels_steel.html
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I have located a freewheel, a five speed, to replace my old MAEDA "perfect". Apparently Shimano doesn't make these anymore. The MFG is Sunrace. Only 19.99.

Are these any good? Are these Taiwanese? I'm kinda assuming they are.
Harris still has the 5 speed 14-28 Shimanos in stock.
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They* did have Suntour 'Winner' and 'New Winner's' in stock awhile back - NOS. You could give 'em a call and enquire if they still had any floating around. Those were/are great freewheels.

* Harris Cyclery
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Sunrace to Maillard

does anybody know if a Sunrace will fit on a Maiilard/Atom hub or am I going to hit a thread problem?

I'm considering one for another bike also...

Thanks panther, I might call Harris also..
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I think you do have a thread problem, a duplicate thread problem!
Sunrace Freewhweels to Maillard hub
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