Re: [CR]Cyclo Freewheels


From: "mike richardson" <felice@abts.net>
To: "classicrendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Cyclo Freewheels
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 17:25:03 -0500


I owned a Cyclo-Pans freewheel kit in my first years of racing. I do recall the servicablity factor to be excellent. If memory serves mine was purchased in '74 or maybe '75. Unfortunately, all I seem to have left is the cool zippered pouch!

Mike Richardson Statesville,NC -----Original Message----- From: Byron Morton <randonneurextra@hotmail.com> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 12:12 PM 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