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    sorry if this an old question . . .

    can a guy get such a thing as a 19 t freewheel, that is not a big dollar ENO ?? gotta link for a bruthah ?

    speaking of which, why are they so goddang hard to find? is it like the "13th floor" in a skyscraper, or something ?? they make 17, 18, 20. but for some arcane reason do not make 19 ??? what gives ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mon t
    can a guy get such a thing as a 19 t freewheel, that is not a big dollar ENO ?? gotta link for a bruthah ?

    speaking of which, why are they so goddang hard to find? is it like the "13th floor" in a skyscraper, or something ?? they make 17, 18, 20. but for some arcane reason do not make 19 ??? what gives ????
    Darn good question. ACS and S himano make an 18 and 20, but no 19. Same for Lida in Taiwan. The biggest market for single speed freewheels is BMX and no one in BMX would consider using a 19. They don't even use 20's and barely an 18 with a 24" cruiser - most likely 17's though.

    The other big market for single speed freewheels is beach cruisers. 18 and 20 only - maybe a 16.

    The reason could boil down to tradition and the sizes of freewheels that have been made for years. Also, could be related to the sizing of old 5 speed freewheels - 14-16-18-20-22.

    I've got a book called the Data Book that has drawings of bike parts going back to the late 1800's. All the freewheels it shows are typically skip-tooth models with 9 teeth - that traslates to an effective 18t freewheel. Could just be tradition - not necessarily a good tradition.
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    My Eno 19t Just Arrived

    White Industries is the only one I know of....UPS just dropped mine off. What a coinkidink.

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    Probably because it's "only" a ~5% change in gearing. If you owned an 18 would you ever buy a 19? (low demand)
    Geary clusters change +/-2 in that range.

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