I work in an earn a bike org, and I was going thru the PILES and PILES of parts, trying to carve out some room from our ever dwindling amount space.
I started in a milk crate full of freewheels, cleaning off the crud, checking for seized up/frozen ones (off to the dumpster)... and I started to wonder:
First... why we save so many old 5-6 speed freewheels considering the bikes (kids cruisers mostly) we repair.
Second... is there any value in these?
I don't have pics, but I took a few notes:
REGINA GS-CORSE SICC (5 SPEED)
has a weird looking notched ring instead of threads
SACHS-MAILLARD (6 SPEED)
MADE IN FRANCE (HELIOMATIC? SPLINED INSTEAD OF THREADED)
SUNTOUR 'PERFECT' VIA (MANY, USUALLY 5 SPEED)
REGINA EXTRA (THREADED, 5 SPEED)
SHIMANO VIA MF-Z012 (6 SPEED)
SHIMANO VIA MF-HG-22 (6 SPEED)
PRO COMPE INDUSTRIES MF (6 SPEED)
ATOM MADE IN FRANCE (5 SPEED)
I pitched a lot of Falcons and no names
Just curious. I think some of the volunteer mechanics will upgrade a 5 speed kid bike to 6 speed cluster. Seems sorta like a waste, but hey... it's a volunteer shop!
tanks for any perspective!