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I believe the first 7-speed freewheel was a SunTour, in 1978. Citation pending on that...

But I think the first 6-speed freewheels were in the late 60's, so as the mid-70's progressed you saw bikes opening up to take those. Ultra-6 came way later than regular 6, so it wasn't a case of "expanding ultra-6."

EDIT: Frank Berto says that Ultra-6 was in 1977, Ultra-7 in 1979: http://pages.citebite.com/o2n1u6u4w3qui
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