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Old 04-20-06, 06:31 PM   #1
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ACS freewheels

Anyone know what the difference is between the ACS "brown" and "chrome" freewheels is? Some places have them the same price. Some a dollar more for "brown". Huh? I used to think the "brown" ones were 1/8 inch and the chrome ones 3/32 inch, but now everyone lists both as 3/32 inch. Just different colors? Why would they do that?
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Old 04-20-06, 07:36 PM   #2
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just a guess, durability.
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Old 04-20-06, 08:00 PM   #3
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Buy the brown and then get the matching Deep Vs.
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i have no idea if there is a difference but i will tell you this.

on my mtb's i have had a silver 20t and a silver 22t; BOMBPROOF....

on my commuter i got a brown 17t, it started clunking almost right away and almost froze up after about a month till i bathed it in oil (if you hear a loud clunking time for some oil!). it still works but not nearly as well as the others.

they are all 3/32nds.... my dude at the bikeshop says it makes no difference but i am looking for a silver one next! (or just a white industries which are supposedly REALLY nice)
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Old 04-21-06, 07:23 AM   #5
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The BMX forum might know...
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