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#21
8, 9 & 10 speed cassettes all fit the same freehubs. and with a spacer a 7 speed cassette will fit too.

one cone wrench and one regular wrench (both metric) are all that are needed to adjust the crank bearings. I have a set of thin metric wrenches from Amazon, they were less than $20, plus a large set of comb metric from HF that were pretty inexpensive; and a set of Avenir cone wrenches - between the three sets; I have been able to handle the bearings on my bikes.

The FFS was not common when they were produced in the late '70s early '80s ; long forgotten by most now.
Nigel
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#22
(09-18-2012, 10:41 PM)nfmisso Wrote:  8, 9 & 10 speed cassettes all fit the same freehubs. and with a spacer a 7 speed cassette will fit too.

one cone wrench and one regular wrench (both metric) are all that are needed to adjust the crank bearings. I have a set of thin metric wrenches from Amazon, they were less than $20, plus a large set of comb metric from HF that were pretty inexpensive; and a set of Avenir cone wrenches - between the three sets; I have been able to handle the bearings on my bikes.

The FFS was not common when they were produced in the late '70s early '80s ; long forgotten by most now.


okay thanks for the info.
Do you know which is the exact size for the inside cone? I don't want to buy the whole set, i hardly use cone wrenches just a 14 and 15 when i overhaul my wheelsets.
i tried a 19 but it was a bit small, i figured it would be around a 22 or 21.
They are about 8 bucks for a single.

I could tell! 7 biekshops and non of them were able to figure it out!
I tried explaining it to them that it was a simple cone mechanism just like a hub but they wouldn't take it! In my mind i was like dammit just let me borrow your tools and ill do it!
LOL.
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#23
a very good purchase is a 6" digital caliper from HF, often on sale for $15 or less - perfect for measuring things like size of wrench required, thickness of cogs etc.

http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-digital-caliper-47257.html

sorry, I am currently in China, bike is in San Jose.
Nigel
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#24
Since im in a tight budget right now, ive decided to do a quick upgrade without spending much cash.
I really want to get rid of the FFS, one because its a pain in the ass to adjust it since i dont have the right tools, and no bikeshops around here could take on it. I decided to stay at 5 speeds for right now (upgrade in the future). Assuming the rear wheel has standard threads to be able to install a freewheel ,such as this :http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sunrace-Mountain-Bike-Cassette-Freewheel-5-Speed-14-28-Teeth-/271068682301?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f1cf3d83d. this way i can keep the RD ,chain and shifters. I'm still looking for a single speed crankset or possibly a double so in the future i can add a FD and shifter.
I want to buy a crankset like this one ->> http://www.flickr.com/photos/7220500@N07/3568934317/sizes/l/in/photostream/
Looks new but at the same time it keeps the vintage look on it.
Any recommendations ?


I would also need this tool http://www.ebay.com/itm/330797869826?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648
To remove the fixed cassette and the bb cups right? Same tool for both?
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#25
The tool removes both the rear cogs and the bb cups.

The rear hub does have standard threading which will accept standard freewheels.

I like the Sunrace freewheels.
Nigel
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#26
(09-26-2012, 07:05 PM)nfmisso Wrote:  The tool removes both the rear cogs and the bb cups.

The rear hub does have standard threading which will accept standard freewheels.

I like the Sunrace freewheels.

Thanks for the info!
I need to find a good crankset now and i will be buying that freewheel and the tool Smile
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#27
I believe I have an extra ct-4 Big Grin Wink . Guy on the net had a couple I bought em all Big Grin .
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#28
(09-27-2012, 03:06 AM)Bill Wrote:  I believe I have an extra ct-4 Big Grin Wink . Guy on the net had a couple I bought em all Big Grin .

I WOULD BUY IT OFF YOU IF YOU WERE LOCAL! I SEE YOU LIVE IN NY, AND I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA Sad
I'VE SEEN SOME CT 4 ON EBAY FOR AROUND 15 PLUS SHIPPING
PRETTY PRICY
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#29
(09-27-2012, 10:16 PM)mauricio.lepe Wrote:  ... I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA Sad .....

Where in CA ?
Nigel
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#30
(09-27-2012, 11:21 PM)nfmisso Wrote:  
(09-27-2012, 10:16 PM)mauricio.lepe Wrote:  ... I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA Sad .....

Where in CA ?


Los angeles Smile, San fernando valley area.
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#31
Dudes! Today, I heard about this really cool Government-sponsored private-industry conglomeration that calls themselves the United States Postal Service and they have ponies and riders that they sometimes send westward. Pony Express, I think? Maybe they could hook you guys up for $5 or so? Wink LOL
Wheelies don't pop themselves. (from a QBP fortune cookie)
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#32
Rob your too much lol
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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