Author Topic: White Industries single speed freewheel  (Read 304 times)

White Industries single speed freewheel
« on: June 27, 2020, 11:26:44 am »
You can buy a crap new bike for the cost of one of these; let's get that out of the way first.

It's a freewheel done properly, with full parts availability, cartridge bearings, stainless steel and a many-toothed ratchet that gives very little backlash.

Comparing it to the Shimano one I used before, it doesn't make any odd graunchy noises, is far more immediate in its response (and doesn't clank on climbs if you have a non-round pedalling style), makes a great noise when freewheeling and has no wobble.

The chainline is marginally wider than a Shimano 3/32" freewheel.  Luckily I had a spacer under the Shimano one so getting the right chainline was easy.

Is it great?  Yes.

Is it worth £90?  No, but there is nothing equivalent available between a £20 Shimano job and this.  If you want better, this is what you have to pay.

I'd recommend it if you have a singlespeed and can stretch to it.  It's made me actually want to ride mine.
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Re: White Industries single speed freewheel
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 12:34:32 pm »
Agree; great piece of kit and each part can be replaced.