There was a definite brakage problem with some, if not all CX freewheels. I have heard that the problem was addressed and the units were then reintroduced as America, but it may be that the problem was solved before the name change and the addition of the plastic dust shield (and groovy tin). If it was solved before the Americas came out, then there are some good CX's and some defect-o ones.
Tom Dalton Bethlehem, PA
NortonMarg@aol.com wrote: I have a pile of CX and America freewheel plus one broken body. This broken one seems pretty thin at the base of the spline where it snapped. Does anyone recall if breakage was a common problem and if so, were they all a problem or just some of them? Stevan Thomas Alameda, CA