Custom Vintage Moulton Block Regina CX and Suntour Winner Pro Freewheels
Recently (February 2017) Martin in Toronto, Ontario contacted me. He owns a vintage Moulton bicycle. Apparently Moulton made special three-sprocket high geared "blocks" for Regina BX 6 speed freewheels and Suntour Winner and New Winner bodies. These blocks carried the smallest sprockets of 9-11-13 teeth. The Regina block turns the 6 speed into a 7 speed and the Suntour block turns the 7 speed into an 8 speed.
Martin had the Regina BX and wanted lower gears for his 70+ year old legs. He also was able to secure the Suntour block and wanted to see what I might be able to set up and sell to him (also with low gearing). I was happy to take on this unusual project.
The finished Regina BX/Moulton custom 7 speed freewheel (above and to the right). I was able to supply Martin with the 15-19-24-31 tooth Regina sprockets. I also serviced the BX body and cleaned the spare sprockets which were originally mounted.
Sachs 7 Speed after the Spa Treatment
Polished Regina Oro!
Sachs 7 Speed Exploded View, Cleaned and Ready for Re-Assembly
Late '70s Gold Maillard!
Above: Custom Built Suntour 15-20-24-28-32-38
All in a Day's Work at the Freewheel Spa: March 2017
What you see above is the work I accomplished one day in February 2017. In the above picture the following freewheels received service: Caimi (Everest), Cyclo Competition and 64, Shimano Dura Ace, Suntour Accushift, Perfect, New Winner and Winner.