Thread on type freewheel help

Freshfunkmeister Posts: 79
edited February 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
I recently bought a pair of grimeca bassano 5 spoke mag wheels for a retro type single speed bike I'm building and once the rear cassette was removed, I discovered that the rear hub wasn't the normal shimano/sram types that I'm used to but some kind of thread on freewheel, the ratchet mechanism of which is incorporated on the cassette itself. Now that the cassette is removed, I need to know how to replace it with a single speed cassette. I think that I can use a BMX single speed freewheel cassette which will screw in place of the lockring that held the original cassette on but I'm not sure. Any help greatly appreciated !!
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  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    Ideally you need a very rare adapter to space out you freewheel (as you cant re-dish the wheel). but yes the thread is the same (none micro drive).
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