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Suntour winner pro NOS six speed freewheel

Old 09-16-23, 01:38 PM
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Suntour winner pro NOS six speed freewheel

Digging through a bunch of parts and found this. Iíve been saving it for a few years now.


Just picked up a nice 1985 Nashbar touring bike and am considering putting bit on as itís really hilly here, but thought Iíd get some feedback on its general value first.
things are only NOS if theyíve never been fitted.
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My feeling is if you have it and need it, then use it.
Keeping it nice for the next person is something I never got.

Just my personal opinion YMMV.
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A Shimano Uniglide would shift better but if I didn't have one I guess this one would do.

I see some of these that sold for stupid money and others for $20. I would list it there and get an Uniglide.
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Use it with a fresh chain.

appears to be compatible with accushift
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The older it gets the smaller the group of people that might want it. At one time these were considered at the top. Now just considered a good choice with many better.
There are many on eBay asking stupid money. The fact that they are still there proves they aren't selling. I just sold a winner pro 5spd NOS with road gearing for $40.
You might need to check the rear spacing on the Nashbar.
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Originally Posted by repechage
Use it with a fresh chain.

appears to be compatible with accushift
good call. I usually use kmc eight speed with this kind of drivetrain and they shift well.
I actually have some suntour six speed bar ends NOS as well. But this bike has a post mount DT shifter, I like downtube shifters, and I reeeealy donít want to futz with suntour accushift.
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Originally Posted by macstuff
The older it gets the smaller the group of people that might want it. At one time these were considered at the top. Now just considered a good choice with many better.
There are many on eBay asking stupid money. The fact that they are still there proves they aren't selling. I just sold a winner pro 5spd NOS with road gearing for $40.
You might need to check the rear spacing on the Nashbar.
Iíve seen some sold for over two hundred. The fact Iím recuperating from getting hit riding another bike three weeks ago makes that tempting. Canít work much and self employed. Broken scapula and deep bruising.

The rear was at 125mm. I spread it to about 132mm so I can fit a 135 or the original(Iíve done this before and it works well for me). The original suntour sealed hubs are great though, and while bombed on pain killers laced a new 27Ē rim on to replace the bent one. Not a bad job with one hand.
rode it today for the first time after days of slow greasing, polishing and adjustment. it feels like itís gonna be a great bike. All I have to really do is replace the mountech and itís done.
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Originally Posted by abdon
A Shimano Uniglide would shift better but if I didn't have one I guess this one would do.

I see some of these that sold for stupid money and others for $20. I would list it there and get an Uniglide.
Iíve seen the ones that sold high, and then the same damn thing seems to go for nothing. Makes it frustrating.
I do have a few uniglides, But the suntour is basically period correct for this bike, at least compared to a modern cassette.
I have a used five speed 34 tooth suntour, but since I ride my bikes was just considering one with less miles on it.
With a modern chain these shift well enough for me. It has a winner on it now with 28 teeth that shifts well.
I own modern stuff if I want that barely noticeable crisp shifting anyway.
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Originally Posted by shipwreck
...but since I ride my bikes...
By that alone you should use the Shimano one, it would shift a lot better. Cassettes like chains and brake rubber are wear parts, you discard them when they are done. If your bike was a trailer queen by all means slap that NOS on the rest of the NOS bike. Else, wear it and tear it.

But if some fool on Fleabay wants to give you $100+ for it you can get several better performing ones for that money. You did say you ride your bikes.
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While ebay prices are wonky right now I would say check sold prices would be surprised about $120 may be bit more not much pricing on 6s to the right buyer if you want to sell it online. Myself I would be inclined to keep it about the nicest wide range vintage freewheel ever made if you have a bike it will work with your not going to find a nice equal new or used for much under a $100.
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