[CR]Suntour ORO / gold 6-speed Freewheels ??

(Example: History:Norris Lockley)

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 12:05:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: am@yellowjersey.org
Subject: [CR]Suntour ORO / gold 6-speed Freewheels ??

Do such things exist ?? I have never seen one on ebay, but it sure would be nice to have one, either in regular 126mm spacing, or in ultra-6 120mm spacing (13-24 or 13-26 would be perfect.)

The Suntour ORO / gold freewheels that I have seen have always used either 8.8.8 perfect or Pro-Compe bodies. They have always been 5-speed freewheels. Can the Suntour ORO cogs from these freewheels be moved over to a Winner 5/6/7 (2nd or 3rd generation) body ?? The first-generation Winner bodies did not have the 5/6/7 spacing ability.


- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA