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Vintage Components - Atom Freewheels

On this page: 5-speed 14-24 | 6-speed 13-26

Atom, a French component maker, produced very high-quality freewheels from the 1960s into the 1980s. Since they came on many inexpensive French bike-boom bikes, in the U.S. it was generally thought they were not as fine as other brands, such as Regina.

Riders who did use them for serious cycling found they were probably the most rugged, reliable freewheels available. And, they shifted quite well (this was the friction era).

The is a lot of compatibility between Atom and Regina cogs.

The cogs were usually black, but there was an occasional silver Atom freewheel.


Atom 5-speed silver freewheel, 14-24. used $50.00

Part# FW-14

Atom freewheel

From the top. There is very little wear.

Atom freewheel

Another view from the top. The splined body makes removal much easier than those with notches.

Atom Freewheel

And from the bottom


Atom 6-speed freewheel, 13-26. used $50.00

Part# FW-11-02

Atom freewheel

A classic, a very well-made classic

Atom freehweel

From the side

Atom 13-26 freehweel

And from the bottom