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Suntour 7-speed freewheel (12-23t)

Old 03-14-20, 06:11 PM
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Suntour 7-speed freewheel (12-23t)

Does anyone sell these on ebay? What do you get for 'em?

I know I can't really sell this locally on craigs. I was wondering if I should install this on a flip bike that currently has a new Sunrace 7-speed or sell it on ebay.

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Old 03-14-20, 10:29 PM
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7 speed HG type freewheels are a pretty common item. You can find brand new ones anywhere from $15 to $35. So, I don't think you should expect to get much for that old Suntour freewheel. Unless that's exactly what somebody wants. So, put it on ebay & ask for $15 and see what happens.
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I feel like there ought to be a little extra value to it with the 12T cog, SunTour quality, and low miles. Most of the new freewheel market seems to have settled on 14-28 types at this point.
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As @ThermionicScott suggests, 12/23 is a good range for a vintage road enthusiast.

One can get 11T freewheels, but they are almost all with mighty large low range sprockets and a minimum of 2T jumps.

I can see a little wear on that, especially on the 3rd sprocket, as well as wear on the removal notches.

I don't think I'd be too greedy, but perhaps start around $30, and see where it ends up.
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Agreed the 12 is helpful. If the price is right, I'd buy this freewheel just for the 12 tooth outer. I paid $25 recently for a very clean maillard 12-28 7 speed freewheel.

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Try Endless Sphere for the "e" crowd. Free advertisements, and five-speed, 12 tooth, Suntour quality small might command.
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Real nice condition these go for $30-35 and about $60 nos. Pretty much any of the nicer Suntour's get at least $25 pus shipping on ebay right now and ship nicely in a flat rate envelope or small box so there one of the better bikes parts to sell online. You could also sell it here on the forums with a membership for $40 or so shipped fairly easy.
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So helpful. Thanks, all.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
As @ThermionicScott suggests, 12/23 is a good range for a vintage road enthusiast.

One can get 11T freewheels, but they are almost all with mighty large low range sprockets and a minimum of 2T jumps.

I can see a little wear on that, especially on the 3rd sprocket, as well as wear on the removal notches.

I don't think I'd be too greedy, but perhaps start around $30, and see where it ends up.
I have a Sachs corncob 8-speed freewheel with an 11 teeth cog.

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