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Old 03-07-14, 01:27 PM
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Looking for opinions/experiences on a Couple O' Items

Howdy folks,
I'm busy going through & rehabbing an ancient Nishiki Super 5.
I'm replacing the wheels with bikeman4u's bolt-on alloy wheels (keeping 'em 27" cuz I'm dumb that way) & will need some tires.
I'm also looking at replacing the freewheel at some point since I have what appears to be a 71 Suntour (Maeda Industries) that's in OK shape from what I can see, but at 40+ years old I don't know how well it'll last.

For tires one of the options is the Specialized Tri-Sport tire. Anyone have any experience with those either way?

For freewheels I like the gearing on the IRD 14-34 6 speed, but saw they had some trouble with those a couple years ago.
Anybody have recent experience with the IRD freewheels either way?

All opinions, thoughts, advice, rants, & attempts at humor appreciated.
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The freewheel doesn't need pro-active replacement. Use a new chain. If it doesn't skip over the freewheel, you're good.
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