Magnum Metro: Freewheel Clanking!

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Re: Magnum Metro: Freewheel Clanking!

Post by markz » May 19 2019 1:10pm

No need for 8 or 9 or 10 speeds on an e-bike.
We would all agree that even a 5 speed is more then enough, unless one like pedal assist to one extent or another: The fitness rider, the commuter, the Fuzzy.

I bought an 8 speed, needed a spacer on the freewheel side which is no big deal. Otherwise the frame will touch the freewheel. Ideally a 5 or 6 speed setup would be good, more meat on the chain. All depends on what shifters you got.

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Re: Magnum Metro: Freewheel Clanking!

Post by LeftieBiker » May 19 2019 2:21pm

markz wrote:
May 19 2019 1:10pm
No need for 8 or 9 or 10 speeds on an e-bike.
We would all agree that even a 5 speed is more then enough, unless one like pedal assist to one extent or another: The fitness rider, the commuter, the Fuzzy.

I bought an 8 speed, needed a spacer on the freewheel side which is no big deal. Otherwise the frame will touch the freewheel. Ideally a 5 or 6 speed setup would be good, more meat on the chain. All depends on what shifters you got.
I've had no trouble with the derailleur, and I do like having 8 speeds because I am always pedaling and there are 6 PAS levels. Are you saying that the freewheel mechanism is acting up because of the larger cassette...?

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Re: Magnum Metro: Freewheel Clanking!

Post by markz » May 19 2019 9:22pm

No no I was kinda joking that no one pedals, but in reality one dont need that many gears. I think 3x6 is plenty, but I'd guess if its a 1x then 9 would be good too, or 8.

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