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Old 10-14-15, 10:19 AM
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Some great options above...

All I'll add is, I've actually used a pair of those cheapo Taiwanese hubs (Brand "KK" ?) and they've proved surprisingly reliable. I'd rather go vintage, though, especially vintage NOS. I'd also recommend the Phil option.

I have a SunTour 14-34 5 speed FW on one bike and that thing seems as though it will last forever... It will damn sure wear a lot slower than any new freewheel you'll purchase. I've never had to look for replacement cogs but I've seen some available online (at a premium of course). It's true that this could be an issue in the future and to ameliorate any issue like that, you could go cassette or go IRD or Shimano. But again, you're comparing grape-juice to a fine wine. Haha..
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