I know the first thing most people will say is to upgrade to new technology, but I am curious to see if this will work, and I dont have the $$ to upgrade.
I am making a slick set of wheels for a cannondale sm500. this is currently running suntour q/r hubs and a suntour accushift 7sp freewheel in back. i'm not sure of the rear spacing.
the wheelset I am putting together is shimano alivio parallax. the rear wheel is a shimano cassette freehub. I overhauled the bearings, etc and put it back (I think) in the same way I took it apart. now i have no previous point of reference for the alivio wheel working with my suntour system, but when i put the alivio wheel in the frame the indexing of the suntour accushift x-1 shifters and derailleur does not line up correctly with the cogs.
are shimano 7sp cassette freehubs compatible with suntour 7sp accushift freewheels? can i just space the axle in the frame diffrently with washers? are there cog spacers available to do this? am i in way over my head? is this the most pointless wheelset mix ever made?
last resort and simplest solution, although not as nearly fun/frustrating is to simply change tires when i go on the trail.