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WTB Suntour 32t freewheel cog

Old 07-13-21, 03:55 PM
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WTB Suntour 32t freewheel cog

I am posting and wondering if something like this is available. I came into a used Trek with a Suntour perfect 14, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30 on it. Kinda a strange setup on the 27-30. I was thinking a 32 large would give nice even spacing. Iíve never torn a freewheel apart, but am willing to learn.
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You could do that, but it's a lot of messing around and you probably won't save much money. I would think it would be a lot easier to buy a 14-32 freewheel. Then you'd have a spare as well.
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Originally Posted by sd5782 View Post
I am posting and wondering if something like this is available. I came into a used Trek with a Suntour perfect 14, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30 on it. Kinda a strange setup on the 27-30. I was thinking a 32 large would give nice even spacing. Iíve never torn a freewheel apart, but am willing to learn.
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I haven't taken the plunge yet, but here's the classic C&V thread on rebuilding freewheels: Build-a-long freewheel!!!! Photo heavy
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That is probably correct, but thought I would check and see if this was a readily available orphan item. I also thought it would be interesting to learn a vintage shop skill too.
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Taking a suntour freewheel apart is easy enough. You either need a freewheel vice or you can do it on the bike. I don't have a vice and I take them apart on the bike using a chain whip. steelbikeguy and pastorbobnlnh know a lot about suntour freewheels and can likely tell you what you need.

This is some useful info as to what you need:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/suntour-freewheel.html
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Never thought to take apart on the bike. I’ve seen pics of guys mounting them to benches and such. I thought I could do that too. I have read Sheldons article too. I will wait and see if anything pops up. The gear steps on that 14-30 look kinda interesting with it converted to a 14-32. Perhaps someone has a freewheel with bad internals and the 32t too.
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I my have a spare 32t cog - I'll check my stash later. But those 27t cogs are cool - I've built up a 13-27 freewheel for a bike with Campy Record derailleurs that didn't quite jibe with a 28t, even with dropout spacing adjustments.
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I my have a spare 32t cog - I'll check my stash later. But those 27t cogs are cool - I've built up a 13-27 freewheel for a bike with Campy Record derailleurs that didn't quite jibe with a 28t, even with dropout spacing adjustments.
I thought the 27 was a bit unusual, and wondered about that 27-30 jump for a bailout gear. Also odd is that this bike is specked with a long cage rd so could easily handle a 32. It makes a nice progression as a 14-32 where it would give a 14-16-19-23-27-32. The other 6 speed 14-32 Suntour I have goes 14-17-20-24-28-32. Both good, but interesting to try different stuff, so if you dig one up, I would be interested.
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