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Old 04-29-09, 01:04 AM
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replacing freewheel in vintage campagnolo record hub

Hi everyone,

i've just bought me a Peugeot PH501 bike that came with a campagnolo record rear hub and a maillard 6 speed freewheel (13>18)

I find this to be too heavy for my daily commute and would like to swap the freewheel for something lighter.

Can i just add a shimano 6 speed (14>28) freewheel? Are they the same thread and width wise?

thanks a lot for your help!

Thomas
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Old 04-29-09, 04:41 AM
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A Shimano freewheel will work fine. I recommend the IRD freewheels - more expensive at $40 to $50, but very nice.
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Old 04-29-09, 06:11 AM
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Just found out that the hub and freewheel are french threaded :S..

i doubt i can find any new freewheels in the gears i want in this threading..
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You can't really save much weight in a freewheel, anyway.
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How do you know it's French threaded? Can you see markings on the hub?
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Put this hub/wheel and/or just the freewheel on the C&V subforum For Trade thread. You never know what might pop up.

And if it's not french threaded, I'd buy a 7s SunRace freewheel for less than $20 shipped. The 7s will fit in your 6s space. edit: but it is

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Old 04-29-09, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
You can't really save much weight in a freewheel, anyway.
I mean lighter in terms of gearing.. not weight.. eheh

it has markings on both the freewheel and hub stating "français" and "34.7 mm x 1mm"...
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Assuming the threading is French, you are probably hosed as no one currently makes French threaded freewheels. English/Italian freewheels can be interchanged but not French.
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French

I agree, French threading is long gone. Last one I had was on a Peugeot PX-10 in the mid '70s. Your only choice I feel is used or a NOS if you can find one. Post around here, someone likely has one collecting dust in a box somewhere.
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Could i swap the chainrings instead to lower the gearing? I'm currently a nervar with 53 - 42 chainrings... BCD 122
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Originally Posted by zndr View Post
I mean lighter in terms of gearing.. not weight.. eheh

it has markings on both the freewheel and hub stating "français" and "34.7 mm x 1mm"...
Ok, the 34.7 x ... is French threading, I agree. If you can't find a suitable replacement on Ebay or somewhere, you have to get a different hub or wheel.


I'd start by cruising Ebay and posting a Wanted or For Trade here on BF. There are some C&Vers here who need or may have French freewheels.

I have a PX-10 refurb going on now, but I can't ride a 13-18, either.

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I have a French thread 14-32 SunTour freewheel. PM if interested.

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I will look for something on ebay.. i am currently in france so i'm not sure shipping a freewheel from the US would be worth it..

JohnDThompson: i have PM'd you..

thanks again!

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Originally Posted by zndr View Post
... i am currently in france ....

thanks again!

Thomas
And you can't find a French threaded freewheel?
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