Bicycle Mechanics - New wheels and old 7 spd shimano cassette?
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Just curious what needs to be done to put my current 7 speed cassette on a new wheel. Every wheel I've checked online says 8/9/10 spd compatible, so I'm not sure what happened to 7 speed.
Thanks for any tips.
04-30-06, 08:57 PM
7-speed went the way of the 6-speed, 5-speed, etc.
You can put a 7-speed cassette on any Shimano 8/9/10-speed freehub body by using a 4.5 mm spacer behind the cassette to take up the slack. The spacers are available from several mail order sources (Bike Tools Etc. for one) and possibly from your LBS.
Sweet, thanks for the quick reply.
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