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Bottecchia Update: And Need suggestions for 6-speed freewheel option (EBAY)

Old 05-28-05, 02:06 PM
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Bottecchia Update: And Need suggestions for 6-speed freewheel option (EBAY)

My '72 Bottechia project moves on.

A new chain eliminated the irriating mumbly bumping noises from the RD area... may still replace the pulley wheels if I can find some low-cost options.
The RD spring tension was a BEAR to fix.. but I did. the Pulley Wheel also impinged on the(too) LARGE (32T!) cog, so I took matters in my own hands (MacGyvered) and removed the drop out adjust screws (which were pretty twisted and gnarly); this allowed me to move the wheel BACK back a bit, providing more daylight between RD and large COG. Chain tension was also improved but not strained.

Test ride reveals that this is a spry old road bike. Nice frame weight and that long, loping frame geometry. Hard to get used to the DT shifters after growing accustomed to the 'brifters' on my Felt. The 27" tires are funny... big and soft. May look at High pressure options some time. It will make a nice commuter.

The Freewheels is sorta weird: something on the order of 14-32T spread (over 5 cogs!) the jumps from 3-4-5 cog is huge. As such, I'm considering at an upgrade to a 6-speed freewheel, with a large cog of 28 or so. Currently it has a Suntour 'PERFECT' Freewheel on it. Ebay seems to be a good option for running down 6-speed freewheels... but I'm not sure which one's are equivalent or compatible. some are listed as 'indexed' freewheels (which seem to be later than my vintage?) Or does it matter?
does this one look compatible?
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
or perhaps this one?
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
(I like that price, and it says 'non-SIS')

Any help is greatly apprecitated.

anyway... I can see where this whole hunting for old bikes can get addictive
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Regina America or CX if you can find them. The Suntour freewheel is bomb proof. they do not break. I'll find out which one of the Suntour freewheel for you later.

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Regina America or CX if you can find them. The Suntour freewheel is bomb proof. they do not break. I'll find out which one of the Suntour freewheel for you later.
groovy.I look forward to your input
(heck, perhaps someone has one in their bins, take-offs, that they'd like to part with)
I see these Freewheels under 20 bucks
that would be nice
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How about this for a 6 speed free wheel option: you can have the 6 speed shimano I pulled off an 80's schwinn tempo for free, just spring for the postage. It came with a bike I bought off Ebay to convert to fixed gear, so I don't know anything about it's prior usage, looks ok though, if somewhat greasy. It's a 14t-26t that uses the more modern splined shimano ffree wheel tool. The bike came to me from Wisconsin, it's trying to work it's way back east; the bike is now in Montana, I'm sure the freewheel would love to get back "home".

If you want it it's yours, let me know if you're interested.
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