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Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Originally Posted by IceNine
When I replace a 6 speed freewheel, I typically go with a 7 speed freewheel, since the spacing is basically the same 126mm.
Technically, a 7-speed needs another 2mm on the drive side, so sometimes one has to add a washer or two, re-center the axle, and re-dish the rim by a mm. (I did not need to make any adjustments with my 1980 Ofmega hub, but my Campagnolo Gran Sport from the same era takes only a 6-speed without the extra spacer.) Changing from 6 to 7 speeds is also a great time to lose that pie plate, assuming you (still) have one.
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069