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    Surly Hub - Freewheel

    Im getting a new rear wheel with the Surly hub, this one here:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Non-Disc.aspx

    I have always used a novatec hub with a standard cog.

    What freewheel should I get?
    Will the ACS claws 3/32" work with this hub, how about the shimano DX?
    ( I cant afford the White industries )

    Also, I noticed Webcyclery selling a ACS removal tool, is this required?

    Thanks
    Jim

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    Freewheels

    The best freewheel on the market is the White Industries ENO. Last long, quick engagement, rebuildable, unique sound, expensive (~$100). My next choice would be ACS claws then Shimano (both much cheaper). The later two will wear out significantly sooner. If you are unsure of the gearing ratio I would go with the cheaper ones to figure it out. Once you have settled on the size then invest in the ENO (if you can). I would recommend getting a freewheel remover. There may be another way to get one off but I am not aware of any myself. Look for a good price. You don't need anything fancy (brand doesn't matter). I would also have a small section of pipe around for leverage becasue sometimes the freewheels are very tough to get off.

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    If you ride in muddy regions I'd invest in a White Industries.
    I had to overhaul ACS freewheels after almost every wet ride, and Shimano almost as frequently.
    The ACS freewheel tool kicks ass though!

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    Thanks for the info..
    I went with the ACS, for now.
    It will be getting wet , so I will see how long it lasts.

    Thanks for the info.

    later
    Jim

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