Bicycle Mechanics - Can't find info on cassette
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08-07-08, 03:20 PM
Hello. I'm looking at getting a Shimano HG40 cassette. I did a bit of reading and Sheldon Brown's site says that Shimano cassettes with an 11 tooth cog being marketed as a hyperdrive cassette and as such require a "C" freehub body. I can't find any information about this cog set as needing a "C" body. Does this really require a c body (or a 1 mm spacer on a normal body) and as such is it just assumed that any Shimano cassette with an 11 tooth sprocket requires this? Or will it work on any normal freehub body?
08-07-08, 08:46 PM
What cassette do you have now? If it's an 8 speed cassette now, the HG-40 should fit fine without any spacers. No 8 speed cassettes that I know of need a spacer on a standard freehub body (Mavic being the only known exception).
08-08-08, 06:36 AM
Well, I don't have a freehub or cassette now. I have a freewheel and want to get away from it. I've already bent an axle and I've had another freehub start to come apart on me.
I'm looking at the Shimano FH-M530 for the hub and this cassette. I'm going to lace them into a rim I already have.
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