Did the search... didn't find anything right off that addresses my issue so here goes..
I have a "series" Schwinn Paramount with 700c Araya wheels w/ 7 speed Shimano cassette. I have a horrible grinding sound coming from the rear when it freewheels. I had it all apart to lube/change bearings/cups last night and discovered that the freewheel body is not serviceable. It doesn't have any type of retainer, 10mm bolt or anything to take it apart. Bottom line...wheel is finally toast. The bike is in pristine condition and well worth looking for a new wheel set. I'd like to consider a set of Aksium wheels. Question is, will the 7 speed cassette work on the Shimano hub that comes on the wheel? ( assuming spacer(s) required ) I'm going to verify the drop out spacing and can deal with that. I just want to know if the current cassette will work. I'm not ready to upgrade anything else at this time. Want to stick with current der./shifters/etc. Thanks!