I have a set of Ksyrium Elite wheels that I really like. They have a 10 spd cassette on them and I would rather have less sprockets back there (its not a race bike and I would like to simplify a bit). Any help with these questions would be appreciated...
-I know the ksyrium elite wheels are shimano 9/10 compatable, how about shimano 8 (i've seen yes and no on this when looking around)... if so, do i need any kind of spacers?
-I'd really like to bring it down to 5 or 6 in the back... Is there a way to disassemble my 10spd cassette and remove about half of the sprockets? I believe its an ultegra cassette. I assume I would need spacers of some kind if this is an option. Is there a generic "shimano cassette" spacer, or different for 8spd v. 9/10spd?
-If the idea above about spacing my current cassette doesnt work... Is there any way to get less than 9 (or possibly 8) speed on the back?
thanks again for any help