I have a 1994 Cannondale Killer V900 mountain bike that has a 7-speed casette in the back. It has Shimano LX rapidfire brifters, LX FDerailleur, XT RDerailleur, original cantilever brakes and Shimano LX Parallax hubs.
I am gonna need a new wheelset for this bike soon, and I am at a loss as to what to buy.
My question is this: Can I buy a wheelset that I saw on the Internet that has Shimano XT 760 hubs laced to Mavic XC 717 rims, that is labelled as compatible for 9/8 speed casette with skewers? The proposed wheelset also mentioned that it is compatible with V-brakes. Does this mean that the wheelset won't work with cantilever brakes?
Will my old brifters and my 7-Speed cogs work with my proposed wheelset? If not, what do I need to do to make it work or to buy new wheels?
The essence of my question is this, What do I need to watch out for in buying new wheels for an old 7-cog bike?
Please do not tell me to get rid of the bike. I have tremendous sentimental attachment to this bike.
Thanks for all responses.