Freewheel Question

Psyclist

Über Member
Location
Northamptonshire
So I have a 27" wheeled bike which I want to make single speed, but retro stuff is new to me as I'm used to modern :wacko:
I'm getting a new wheelset, but all 27" wheels are freewheel.

Would the below cog work?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMX-MOUNTAIN-Bike-Cycle-Bicycle-1-2-x-1-8-18T-18-Tooth-Single-Speed-Freewheel-/190627926838?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item2c624f5336

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks.

EDIT: Would it run straight away if I screw on the cog and be aligned okay, or will I have to re-dish and re-space the wheel?
 

PpPete

Guru
Location
Chandler's Ford
That's for a 1/8" chain.... may not be compatible with the rest of what you are putting on the bike?
 

RecordAceFromNew

Swinging Member
Location
West London
Would it run straight away if I screw on the cog and be aligned okay, or will I have to re-dish and re-space the wheel?
While you could buy a 3/32" single speed freewheel to address the existing chain compatibility issue or buy a 1/8" chain to replace the existing chain, it is unlikely that you will have a good chainline without redishing a multispeed rear wheel unless the chainring (position) you are planning to use is very close to the BB. This will help you figure it out.
 
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