Why bother with a cassette when you can get a 11-36 freewheel What is the benefit of a casette over a freewheelA freewheel seems pretty convenient to me desubecause the whole thing is a single unit and the wheels they thread on are cheap unlike wheels with freehubs
So I just read up on the broken axle with freewheels being a relatively common problem thing I am someone who spins at a high rpm and never sprints or pushes too hard. Am I at risk of broken axles?
>>1798435It is an enormous pain in the ass to get old freewheels off. Sometimes they are so tight you destroy the wheel removing them because the hub twists enough to fuck the spokes. Any modern freewheel hub is also going to be shit, all halfway decent hubs are freehubs
>>1798437If you're a fatass who rides offroad and plows potholes, there's some risk.
Get whichever one fits your wheel op what are you doing
>>1798442I am a manlet no I also got a solid axle and not some meme quick release so that makes it even stronger
>>1798435I love sunrace freewheels, not only they perform well but they are build like a cassette, so with some tinkering you got thé best of both Worlds. I have a 70s french bike that can only take 5sp frewheels so I just buy a sunrace freewheel and change the cogs >>1798437Only if its a low tier cheap india,china no name part, and even then first they bend
>>179843548x16 is all i need.
they're heavy and they wobblealso can't replace single cogs
>>1798499Horrible skid patch brother 48/17 is king
>>1798435they are a rudimentary standard, there's no reason to replace the ratchet every time you replace the sprockets. it was fine for singlespeeds because they last a long time and those freewheels are supposed to convert fixies into something rideable, but there was no reason to preserve backwards compatibility when derailleur came, the hubs became wider, the frames became wider, you might as well make a new standard>the wheels they tread on are cheapbecause nobody fucking wants them, for a reasoni wonder why to this day nobody's made a freewheel to casette adapter
>>1798559>they wobbleKino. I miss having my bike in a stand & watching the wobb.>can't replace single cogsWasn't always that way.>>1800054>i wonder why to this day nobody's made a freewheel to casette adapterIt's obvious, if you have a brain. Hint: grab your calipers and open them to 1.37". You might be able to figure it out from there.
>>1800035skidding is cringe
>>1798435>>1798458I replaced the 14-28 Shimano 7 speed freewheel with a 13-34 Sunrace 7 speed freewheel, and I'm very satisfied with it. Ratios are nicer for climbing hills, and it's ever so slightly faster at the fastest speeds.Full SIS compatibility means that the rest of the drive train remains the same and is completely unaffected.Sunrace are the go-to for quality freewheels. Actually, I noticed that the Shimano freewheel made no noise when coasting, but the Sunrace audibly ratchets. Not sure why, but I think it's good that I can actually hear the ratchet.
>>1798435why bother riding when you clearly ride garbage?
>>1798435>Why bother with a cassette when you can get a 11-36 freewheel1. Because fair quality freewheel hubs died long time ago.2. Removal of a freewheel off a hub can be a pita3. You need to address 'axle bending and breaking' problem.Also - this freewheel costs more than a 10sp cassette and a hub.
>>1798559You need to face the freewheel side of the hub before installing the freewheel, then they don't wobble.
>>1800058even if you use brakes, the better the skid patch the more you're tires will last, retard