[CR]Cyclo Freewheels

From: "Byron Morton" <randonneurextra@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 11:10:06 -0600
Subject: [CR]Cyclo Freewheels

Hello all, Can anyone on the list give any history or general information about Cyclo freewheels? I recently picked up a "Cyclo - Pans" freewheel kit and I was wondering if anyone knows much about these things. The kit came in a zippered blue vinyl pack and consisted of (1) five-speed freewheel body, spare pawls & springs, bottle of oil, removal tool, instructions and cogs ranging from 13T - 24T. Cogs in position 1 & 2 thread onto the body and cogs 3, 4 & 5 slide on. The body is six sided where cogs 3, 4 & 5 slide on - unlike SunTour (and Sachs, etc.) bodies that have splined cogs. The pawls and springs can be replaced with out disassembling the fw - they can be accessed by simply removing the cogs from the body. Apparently these kits were available in 6sp as well as "racing (13-24T)" and "touring(13-32T)" kits. I have posted a scan of one of the cogs at: http://www.randonneurextra.com/cog1.gif I’ll try to get a scan of the instruction sheet soon. My questions are: 1: does anybody have any cogs to fit these bodies or know of any other fw's that use compatible cogs. 2: During what time period were these "kits" made? 3: Any general information about Cyclo Freewheels ("64" model, etc.) Many thanks in advance,
Byron Morton
Nashville, TN