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    Looking to find a small jump high gear 6 speed freewheel

    I apologize if my terminology is wrong. I'm looking for high gear freewheel (13-18). All I'm finding is super low gear granny gear 6 speed freewheels. Or used high gear freewheels, but I was always taught freewheels mate/wear with the chain. So idk why anyone would buy a used freewheel? Someone point me in the direction to help me find this freewheel. Thanks

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    Seems to be a bit of a rare beastie, I see one on EBay, NEW Campy for $140! 13-24s seem to be available, but not the old "Corncob" 6's, seem to be some Regina and Sachs as well, perhaps PastorBobNLNH and his Freewheel Spa can custom build one for you.
    There is a decent 13-21 Dura Ace on Ebay currently, looks nice...but who knows how high it will go
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Dura-Ace...item27cee47e91
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    I had a 13-18 lying around. Let me look in the boxes
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    You could get a NOS Shimano 600EX 13-18 freewheel through a shop that deals with Euro-Asia Imports:
    http://www.euroasiaimports.com/produ...-1102p3421.htm
    Expect to pay a bunch.
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    There's a low miles Suntour 13-21 on thepaceline forum:

    4.) Suntour 6 speed 13-21 freehweel, low miles, $20

    http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=118627

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    I have a Suntour 13-18 sitting right here, old but not heavily used. I'd love to trade it for a Shimano HG 7 speed 13-28 or some other useful bit. Chains stretch much faster than cogs wear out, so don't get hung up on mating a new freewheel every time you replace a chain.
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    I have this Dura Ace (14-19) NOS beauty for sale at the moment, only it is a 5 speed. I can also build a really closely spaced Suntour Perfect 6 speed (14-18) for significantly less.



    I also have this lovely old Regina Oro and if I dig around I can come up with a NOS Suntour.

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    "straight Blocks" or "corncobs" are really old school these days. Even back in the day most people only used them in short crits and timetrials. Ans of course yours truly was dumb enough to use one on a ride in Putney Vt. (accidnetly of course)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    You could get a NOS Shimano 600EX 13-18 freewheel through a shop that deals with Euro-Asia Imports:
    http://www.euroasiaimports.com/produ...-1102p3421.htm
    Expect to pay a bunch.
    Those guys are idiots. I tried to get a shop (who doesn't regularly seal with them) to get me a Victory group and they wanted almost $500 for just the cranks and BB. Even their wholesale prices were always high.
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    Here's the Suntour Perfect I promised. 14-15-16-17-18-19 (Perfects can only have a 14T smallest cog). Unfortunately not all the cogs match (in their finish) and a few are slightly worn. But it serves the purpose.


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    What the other guys said about not to get too hung up about the wear issues.

    I use used freewheels all the time around here, as we get a pretty steady supply
    coming in at the bike coop. Because most of the newer ones we get in are of
    lower quality than the older ones, I use the older Suntour and Regina and Shimano
    ones in preference, and rarely, if ever, experience wear related chain and shifting issues.

    They aren't as touchy as freehub cogs with ramped teeth, narrower spacings,
    and indexed shifting systems, and you can usually spot excessive wear on the older
    style cog teeth.
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    Okay, I could not find any other Suntour corncobs, but had forgotten about this 12-17 Regina CX.





    Can any one say high gear?
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    Corncob mania!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
    Corncob mania!!!!
    But were's the OP? Lots of examples but no response.
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    I found my 12-18 6-sp, for shipping to the new guy.
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