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Old 05-07-19, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by daviddavieboy View Post
Thanks for that info. I didn't realize they were that good and they are cheap enough that I could take 10 min dissemble and paint that cog.
If there is a lockring you will find that a challenge to remove.

Some of the modern freewheels have the smallest cog threaded on so are easier to remove for disassembly.

I've removed the Sunrace lockring by filing two flats on the generous lockring flange and wrenching it off.
The Shimano lockring has too minimal of a flange by appearances, though I have removed them with more traumatic methods. Not so easy to get heavily tightened back on though.

For friction-shift applications, I generally use the older Shimano Uniglide 6s and 7s freewheels, lots of good used ones out there.
You really only need the full Hyperglide-style cogs for use with handlebar shifters (for when shifting while up off of the saddle).
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