Replacing freewheel on vintage-ish schwinn

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Reeko236, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Reeko236

    Reeko236 New Member

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    Hey guys, I just bought my first road bike yesterday, a schwinn premis. I believe the bike is from the late eighties. My problem is, next year I am going to a very very hilly university. I would like to change the freewheel out to something that has a super low gear, like this Bikeman: Shimano MF-ZH36 13-34, 6-Speed 13-34-tooth Freewheel

    I just don't know which freewheel to get as I am a little new to road biking. How can I go about finding which freewheel will fit my bike?
     
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  2. tafi

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    I'm not sure exactly, how many speeds?

    You might get more replies if you post ths in the cycling equipment forum.
     
  3. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    What is the current Freewheel on your bike -- how many teeth on the largest & smallest cog?

    Does your bike currently have 6-OR-7 COGS on the rear?
    I think a late-80s bike would typically have 7-cogs.
    Are the bike's shifters FRICTION or INDEXED?

    What rear derailleur does your bike currently have?
    A short cage rear derailleur may not be suitable for a Freewheel whose largest cog has 34t.
    What crankset does your bike currently have -- that is, how many teeth are on the chainrings which are currently on the bike?

    What is your budget?
     
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