Looks more like a Shimano splined freewheel than a Suntour 2 prong. Mind you I've been wrong on spline patterns before! If it turns out to be a Maillard freewheel you better start looking for a seriously old-fashioned LBS to get the bugger off.c2c said:
hi, yeah its a regina freewheel i assumed wrongly it was suntour, got the correct remover on order. i would like to stay with the original wheels so will just look to fit a 7 speed freewheel with a better spread of gears as outlined by the marvelous cyclechat peoples.porkypete said:Looks more like a Shimano splined freewheel than a Suntour 2 prong. Mind you I've been wrong on spline patterns before! If it turns out to be a Maillard freewheel you better start looking for a seriously old-fashioned LBS to get the bugger off.
But, once done, as tyred suggests - get a Shimano freewheel on there (and a Shimano freewheel remover) Or change the back wheel for a 130mm hub which you can wrestle on to a 126mm drop out, and takes a modern freehub/cassette)
thanks for all your help chaps, here is the end result a 7 speed freewheel with a nice range of gears. so if anyone wants a close ratio, regina extra, freewheel to complete a restoration project, i got one innit...c2c said:Hi folks, i would like to give my lovely old Holdsworth a better range of gearing. The width of the rear drop out is approx 125mm. Does anybody have any suggestions about how to achieve this. Thanks in anticipation.
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