Re: [CR] The Sound of Old Freewheels

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From: "ehbusch" <ehbusch@bellsouth.net>
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Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:32:05 -0500
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] The Sound of Old Freewheels


Ahhhhh- Brings back wonderful memories.. Pulled this move off many times. As I recall there was a slight back peddle motion involved. A silent freewheel was a must. For me while coasting, a slight move of the shift lever with a slight back peddle and you were in another gear. To check if you were locked in to the right spot another full back peddle would let you know you were in gear. First couple times I tried this manuover I didn't check to see that the shift lever was in the right place and I was in fact between gears. A dead give away when you went on to make a pass with the gears and chain skipping and you trying not to crash...

Ed Busch
Vonore, Tennessee - USA


----- Original Message -----
From: Kurt Sperry
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 3:48 AM
Subject: Re: [CR] The Sound of Old Freewheels



>A perfectly executed shift- decisive, fast, with perfect overshift and
> return technique- on Nuovo Record rear is about as sweet as there is
> for me. On a good day I can snap them off one after another. Fatigue
> can make it tough though.
>
> Kurt Sperry
> Bellingham, Washington
> USA
>
> 2009/1/28 Don Williams <donwilliamsjr@gmail.com>:
>> I checked Velo Base and it was a Cyclo that made the cool sound... Yea
>> the Atoms are crisp sounding. (I have a few) ut it was the Cyclo that
>> had the odd sound...
>>
>> Don Williams