Old 06-06-20, 04:28 PM
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Bikes: Various home-built frankenbikes

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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
A worthy bike for conversion. And if you don't like it, you can always switch it back.

Are you sure you want a freewheel? Cassette hubs are nice.
Prejudice number one: I like freewheels.

This is an irrational thing, rooted purely in my familiarity with freewheels, as that was the only option when I started cycling.

Since then, I learned about the technical superiority of Shimano’s FreeHub, with its outboard bearings. Duly noted.

But I’ve never had any problems with bent axles, and I’ve never had any problems with any of my freewheels.

So yeah, for now I’m sticking with my freewheels.
1987 Nishiki Prestige (now 650B!)
1981 Trek 710
198? Nishiki Olympic 12 mixte (now 650B!)
2020 Surly Troll fat-tire build

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