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Single speed freewheel

Postby brasstinman » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:52 pm

I'm building a commuter bike (slowly building it :) ) and I used to ride a single speed to work until I sold it to buy another bike. Well I miss riding a single speed.
I have a set of Shimano RS20 wheels on their way and wanted to know what people's thoughts are on a nice single speed freewheel to go with it.

Been looking at the White Industries freewheels, read some reviews on the Shimano freewheel but most of the reviews said it's ok but isn't great on quality long term.
Also looking at the IRD Single Speed Freewheel. It's only got a 3 paw engagement system but apparently it's pretty snappy. http://urbanvelo.org/interloc-racing-design-freewheel/
Are there any other brands out there to be looking at?
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Re: Single speed freewheel

Postby darkhorse75 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:30 am

RS20's have a cassette hub, you wont be able to put a single speed freewheel on the rear, you can however put a single sprocket wit appropriate spacers.
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Re: Single speed freewheel

Postby brasstinman » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:21 am

darkhorse75 wrote:RS20's have a cassette hub, you wont be able to put a single speed freewheel on the rear, you can however put a single sprocket wit appropriate spacers.


Good point! I feel really silly now... :oops:
I'll check out the Surly SS conversion kits for cassette hubs.
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Re: Single speed freewheel

Postby familyguy » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:16 am

Check out the Gusset single cogs (sold under other names too, Andel, Surly?). They have a 7mm wide base, so you wont go chewing into and destroying the hub body. Cuts down on the slop, too.

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Re: Single speed freewheel

Postby brasstinman » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:31 pm

familyguy wrote:Check out the Gusset single cogs (sold under other names too, Andel, Surly?). They have a 7mm wide base, so you wont go chewing into and destroying the hub body. Cuts down on the slop, too.

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Thanks Jim, I've checked out the Gusset Double Six Single Speed Cassette kit. I like the look of it and the 7mm cog is nice.
Might pick myself up a kit from eBay.
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Re: Single speed freewheel

Postby brasstinman » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:19 pm

Well I bought myself the Gusset single speed cassette kit with a 16 tooth cog.
I used to ride 46/17 but I always wanted slightly more speed on the flat and down hills and I was riding the hills in my saddle so a 16 is a good move. Legs will have to get to it again :lol:
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Re: Single speed freewheel

Postby b7ff » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:39 am

as far as I know, White Industries made on of the best freewheel there is in the market.. so you should go with WI.. just my 2 cents though! :D
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