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    14-26 cassette?

    With the terrain I cycle, and with the geartrain I have, I need nothing more than a 14-26 cassette in Shimano 8-speed. Does anybody make such an item, or is there a way to make my own?

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    What do you do? Ride uphill both ways?

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    Pretty sure you can. I did a 14-28 in 9-speed once. You can probably get the first position 14 from http://www.SheldonBrown.com or http://www.Branford bikes.com. Exactly what you can do with your 8-speed depends on what you've got to work with, how your cogs are assembled, which are individuals and which are fixed together, and if they can be separated.

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    If you can find a shop with old stock(We had a wall of cogs for building cassettes many years ago) or a shop that handles the single speed guys you should be able to get that setup with out to much trouble.
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    There is no "up" or "down" here. It's ALL flat. That's why the 14-26 range is what I asked for.

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    Here is another source for cogs, they seem to have a first position 14: http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=li...and=367&type=T

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    Thanks - may be academic - I found a 13-26 that's probably close enough.

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    Sure you can. When I was a junior racer, we had to make our own cassettes and freewheels to fit the gear restrictions. I wound up with 50/39 front rings and a 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,23 cassette on my 8 speed hubs, and even turned an older Sachs 7 spd hub into an 8 speed (new axle and spacers) with a custom built 8 speed freewheel for racing. Almost anything can be done, you just have to find the right parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
    ....We had a wall of cogs for building cassettes many years ago....
    Was the "cog board" really for cassettes or for freewheels? I remember many Sun Tour, Campy and Shimano freewheel cog boards but can't recall seeing one for any make of casette.

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