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Old 05-07-19, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
The SunRace freewheels that are all chromed seem better made than the others with mixed cogs in zinc or chrome finish and some in carbon blue/black steel.

I've used a SunRace chromed 7-speed 13-25 for a couple of years and really like it. Behaves well with my Suntour GPX Accushift system, and I've even occasionally tried it on my bikes with Shimano components -- worked well on both.

I'm trying to find the 7-speed 13-28 version of the same all-chromed SunRace but can't find it, although it's listed on the SunRace website. Might be worth checking into. I think they make a 6-speed version too.
This guy? https://www.bikewagon.com/sunrace-fw...8-mfm3s-silver

Looks like it's on Amazon, too, albeit with an incorrect picture: https://www.amazon.com/SunRace-Freew.../dp/B003LHMJRQ
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Old 05-07-19, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
That's the one, correct model number. Thanks!

Looks like it's on Amazon, too, albeit with an incorrect picture: https://www.amazon.com/SunRace-Freew.../dp/B003LHMJRQ
I'll need to check my Amazon purchase history, but I think that's the listing I used to buy a chromed SunRace MFM3S 13-28 last year. They delivered a 14-28 MFM05 freewheel. I kept it for my errand bike to replace the awful Shimano MegaRange 13-32.

But too many Amazon listings contain inaccuracies. Unless the seller is willing to confirm the specific model number, I'd skip it. If it's sold directly by Amazon I'd consider it since their return/exchange/refund policy is reliable. But some sellers on Amazon aren't so good about accurate listings or fixing problems.
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
That's the one, correct model number. Thanks!


I'll need to check my Amazon purchase history, but I think that's the listing I used to buy a chromed SunRace MFM3S 13-28 last year. They delivered a 14-28 MFM05 freewheel. I kept it for my errand bike to replace the awful Shimano MegaRange 13-32.

But too many Amazon listings contain inaccuracies. Unless the seller is willing to confirm the specific model number, I'd skip it. If it's sold directly by Amazon I'd consider it since their return/exchange/refund policy is reliable. But some sellers on Amazon aren't so good about accurate listings or fixing problems.
Glad to help. Always bugs me when online listings have incorrect pictures or details. The old Niagara Cycle was pretty bad at that, but I was generally able to read between the lines and figure out what I was ordering.
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Old 05-08-19, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
That's the one, correct model number. Thanks!


I'll need to check my Amazon purchase history, but I think that's the listing I used to buy a chromed SunRace MFM3S 13-28 last year. They delivered a 14-28 MFM05 freewheel. I kept it for my errand bike to replace the awful Shimano MegaRange 13-32.

But too many Amazon listings contain inaccuracies. Unless the seller is willing to confirm the specific model number, I'd skip it. If it's sold directly by Amazon I'd consider it since their return/exchange/refund policy is reliable. But some sellers on Amazon aren't so good about accurate listings or fixing problems.
I'll put out a warning here, since I have more than once had to return items to Bikewagon which were described incorrectly.
I give them no better than about a 50% chance of actually delivering the expected quality of goods.

Note that in each case, either their photo or worded description mis-led me to buy something that turned out to be inferior to what I expected, never the other way around! This included a freewheel and a pair of STI levers, both were inferior to what was depicted and/or described, which set my projects back when I had to return the goods and start over.
So be prepared to send the freewheel back, and leave yourself a backup plan if they fail to deliver the expected goods.
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
I'll put out a warning here, since I have more than once had to return items to Bikewagon which were described incorrectly.
I give them no better than about a 50% chance of actually delivering the expected quality of goods.

Note that in each case, either their photo or worded description mis-led me to buy something that turned out to be inferior to what I expected, never the other way around! This included a freewheel and a pair of STI levers, both were inferior to what was depicted and/or described, which set my projects back when I had to return the goods and start over.
So be prepared to send the freewheel back, and leave yourself a backup plan if they fail to deliver the expected goods.
Thanks for the heads up.

I've posted questions to a couple of Amazon vendors to be sure they have the SunRace freewheel model I'm looking for. If the 7-speed 13-28 MFM3S (second "M" presumably for mountain bikes) is as good as the MFR30 7-speed 13-25, it'll be perfect for my older bikes. The MFR30 shifts and runs more smoothly than the original Suntour Alpha on my Suntour GPX Accushift equipped Ironman.
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Thanks for the heads up.

I've posted questions to a couple of Amazon vendors to be sure they have the SunRace freewheel model I'm looking for. If the 7-speed 13-28 MFM3S (second "M" presumably for mountain bikes) is as good as the MFR30 7-speed 13-25, it'll be perfect for my older bikes. The MFR30 shifts and runs more smoothly than the original Suntour Alpha on my Suntour GPX Accushift equipped Ironman.
Shimano of all people ought to make the freewheels that they pioneered all look like this:




...or this: (Sunrace and Giang freewheels, respectively). I mean, they know how to do this!

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