Shimano MF-1500
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Category:  Freewheels
Name:  Shimano MF-1500
Brand:  Shimano
Model:  MF-1500
Years:  1970 - 1980
Country:  Japan
Weight:  382 grams (Actual), Range 14-24
Added By: triumph_pilot on 04/27/08
Updated By: flim on 11/28/21
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Cog Count 5Available ThreadingEnglish/ISO: 1.370" x 24
ColorBlackIndex Compatibility Non-indexed, standard spacing
Cog MaterialsSteelIdentifying MarkingsYG stamped into body
Removal Tool Style SplinedRemoval Tool Shimano TL-FW20; Park FR-1;
VAR 414;
Bicycle Research CT-4
Original Available Ranges14-24; 14-28  
General Information
Found on a ’70s Sekine 10-speed.  No model number stamped.  Made in Japan. — Appears to be model number MF-1500, Shimano’s Uniglide 5-speed freewheel in the Black finish.  MF-1510 is the same freewheel in a silver finish. — Added a variant with a range of 14-16-18-21-24.
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Shimano Model Number Prefix List:

BB Bottom Bracket BL Brake Lever BR BRake
CB Coaster Brake CJ Cassette Joint CN ChaiN
CP Chain Protecto CR Chain Ring CS Cassette Sprockets
DF chain DeFlector DH Dynamo Hub FC Front Crank
FD Front Derailleur FE Fork Ends FH FreeHub
FS Front Suspension HB HuB HD HanDle bar
HP Head Parts (Head Set) HS Handle Stem IF Inter-3 Freehub
LP LamP MF Multi Freewheel PD PeDal
RD Rear Derailleur RH Rollerbrake Hub RM RiM
RR ReflectoRs RS Rear Suspension SB Shift Brake lever (Nexus, ?)
SC Speed Calculator (cycle computer) SF Single Freewheel Freilaufritzel SG Speed chanGe hub
SH SHoes SL Shift Lever Schalthebel SM SMall parts
SP Seat Post SQ Seat Quick release SS Single Sprocket
TL TooL WH WHeel ST Shift Brake Lever (STI, Rapid Fire, etc)
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