- White Industries freewheel – do they wear?
So I notice my Uno ring is a looking a bit worn, and the chain is getting loose pretty soon after each tightening, so I’ve ordered an Alu chainring from Homebrewed. (cheaper than Middleburn :))
Is there any way to check if the Ti teeth on the White Industries freewheel are worn? On the geared bikes, I replace the whole shebang in one go, but I figure this should last longer than a cassette and they look fine.Posted 6 years ago
guess you couldn’t flip the middleburn’s chainring over then?Posted 6 years ago
guess you’re talking about a WI ENO ss freewheel? teeth are stainless on those.
when did you last replace your chain? both the chainring and the freewheel should outlast a good few chains, even those of high quality.
Nah – the chainring is offset. Thought about getting a Homebrewed Ti. ring upfront; they are inline, so would need a new BB, and I like the super narrow setup I have currently.
Yeah – WI ENO singlespeed. Oh, always thought they were Ti… 😳 Don’t know why I thought that…
Chain was last replaced with a PC1 Nickel in October, probably done about 1000-1200 dry miles on it since then, but now it’s pulling away from the ring a little bit again. I’ll get the chain checker on it when I’m next at the shop. I think it’s the 3rd chain that chainring has had, and probably the 4th the freewheel has had.
ThanksPosted 6 years ago
all the necessary parts to refurb the WI can be bought from sideways cycles. very quick, efficient service IME.Posted 6 years ago
the middleburn’s teeth will be pretty tall. you can run that thing until it’s hooked as hell. you’re using pretty cheap chain, and the big chainring ‘should’ wear more slowly than the teeth on the WI, so long as you keep refreshing the chain you shouldn’t get through bits too quickly.
well, i use izumi super toughness. you did ask. 😉Posted 6 years ago
you can carry on using the PC1s, but just run a few off ’em, and switch them out every few months. in other words buy three, keep the other two hanging on a nail, then pull the first, put that on the back of the nail, fit the second, and so on. that way wear will even out over the chains, and you won’t wear the cogs so much, as it’s the chain elongating that causes a lot of the wear.
LOL! fair enough! i just figure, surly ‘ring ~ 30 quid, WI FW ~ 45 quid ( bought in the US, as i can ), so may as well fit something commensurate. i don’t flip those chains over very often. if you bought something like a pc971 ( like i run on my FS ), and bought 3 of ’em, or even three of your PC1s…Posted 6 years ago
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