[CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Freewheel bearing Count


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

From: CYCLESTORE@aol.com
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 20:10:28 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Freewheel bearing Count

In a message dated 2/10/04 1:01:57 AM, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org writes:
>Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 16:35:58 -0500
>From: "Eric Elman" <tr4play@cox.net>
>To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>Subject: [CR]Suntour Freewheel Bearings - How Many??
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>I've just dissassembeled the freewheel body (Suntour PL, steel body alloy
>cogs) and forgot to count the number of bearings in the outer race before
>pulling the center out and the bearings from both races going all over
>the
>place. Am I alone or are some of you thinking "been there, done that."
> So,
>now everything is all cleaned up and ready to assemble but I need to know
>how many bearings in total I should have and how many go in the outer race
>and how many into the inner race.
>
>Seems like I do something like this at least twice a year. When will I
>learn?
>
>Thanks in advance to anyone with info,
>
>Eric "feeling stupid" Elman
>Somers, CT
>

That's Easy Eric,

On the inner 53.6 bearings and on the outer race 39.3. Round off to the next lowest number and subtract 1.

Just kidding but not much.

Fill the race up evenly with max number of loose balls that run smooth and subtract one. It works for most all of them.

Yours in Cycling,

Gilbert Anderson

North Road Bicycle Company 519 W. North St. Raleigh, NC 27603 USA Toll Free Ph: 800\u2022321\u20225511 Local Ph: 919\u2022828\u20228999 E-mail: cyclestore@aol.com