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Old 11-20-23, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Kontact
No. I'm claiming that you were rude about looking something up, then called the freewheel you looked up a cassette. And then essentially recommended a replacement cassette to for a bike that can't use one.

Point being: People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
To be fair, I found that item listed under the ďcassetteĒ category on the specs list for multiple retail sites for that bike. It wasnít until I dug deeper into the specific Shimano part number that I found it is a freewheel.
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Old 11-20-23, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Kontact
And then essentially recommended a replacement cassette to for a bike that can't use one.
Provide a citation on that.

You can, if you are so inclined, re-read this thread and discover that I made no such recommendation. In other words, "You can look it up" instead of talking out of your nether regions.
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Old 11-20-23, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by grumpus
ITYF there's a distinct lack of choice when looking for 11-up or even 12-up 7 speed freewheels, and that is rather pertinent to the quest for a higher gear.
There are plenty of 13-up 7-spd freewheels, which is still a higher gear -- and it's not like OP needs to buy a dozen different versions, one will suffice. And "less choice" does not remotely mean the same thing as "no choice".

And again, I made no comment on replacing any parts on OP's ride. I just corrected the notion suggested by some that it was unlikely OP was spinning out their OEM gears. The exact opposite is the case, and -- as I said -- it is very easy to imagine a cyclist requiring a taller gear than 36-14.
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Originally Posted by TC1
..it is very easy to imagine a cyclist requiring a taller gear than 36-14.
Certainly. My MTB top gear is 32x10, but itís rare Iím riding on mild downhills where I need to pedal. However, the 38x11 top gear on my gravel bike has left me wanting more at a recent race/event.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Certainly. My MTB top gear is 32x10, but itís rare Iím riding on mild downhills where I need to pedal. However, the 38x11 top gear on my gravel bike has left me wanting more at a recent race/event.
Yeah I can easily see the OP spinning out on trails.

I would give that 11T freewheel a go, and ask a shop to swap them if buying two tools is unwelcome.

Although - it seems to use British rather than ISO threading. Why would they do that? Surely thatís not standard on the e-bikes itís being sold for and not likely on the Talon. So weíre back to a new wheel perhaps, at which point itís cassette time.

Or the OP could just go with his ďride it until the next bikeĒ plan.

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Old 11-21-23, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by choddo
Yeah I can easily see the OP spinning out on trails.

I would give that 11T freewheel a go, and ask a shop to swap them if buying two tools is unwelcome.

Although - it seems to use British rather than ISO threading. Why would they do that? Surely that’s not standard on the e-bikes it’s being sold for and not likely on the Talon. So we’re back to a new wheel perhaps, at which point it’s cassette time.

Or the OP could just go with his “ride it until the next bike” plan.
I don't understand what is wrong with my advice to get a common and inexpensive12t freewheel that uses the same tool as the OPs current wheel.
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Old 11-21-23, 07:49 AM
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My 7 speed uniglide cassette's smallest cog (which identifies as a lock ring and wears ear gauges and black nail polish) and I both rate the entertainment value of this thread as 13...
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Old 11-21-23, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Kontact
What do you think about having to raise the derailleur and redo the shifting, and the limitations on how much chainring size difference the front derailleur can tolerate?What about chain length?
What about the chainrings not being demountable? Just for completeness, like.
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