Is it just me, or are corncob 13-18s, and other similar 14-20 and 13-21 tooth 6-speed Regina, Suntour and Shimano freewheels becoming a royal pain in the BLANK to locate, whether they be NOS, lightly used, or used - ultras excluded?
I've been on the hunt for the last two weeks for a corncob 13-18t 6-speed standard-spaced freewheel to replace the severly worn Suntour Winner Pro on my '61 Paramount, and I had also been searching for a 13-18t Shimano 600 UG freewheel for my 1987 Basso.
I was lucky enough to grab a lightly used 13-18t Shimano 600 freewheel for the Basso on eBay, mainly as I found one with a mispelled title and a reasonable BIN. Still, it took nearly a week, and there still haven't been any listed under the correct spelling.
As for a Suntour or a Regina freewheel, no Suntours have popped up. A 13-18t Regina BX in questionable used condition did sell a few days ago, but I lost out on it. It was the first Regina corncob to pop up after two weeks or so, as I can recall. Didn't care to spend $16 + shipping on a freewheel that I wasn't too particularly sure about its wear either.
Am I missing something here? I've also tried numerous times here on the forums in both Wanted and the For Trade thread trying to hunt one up, with no luck. Is there some kind of secret, underground market for these things? Feels that way to me.