Join Date: Aug 2009
Bikes: Lots of MTBs & 1 old road bike.
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New Wheels & Cassette v old componants
Probably a stupid question, but here goes.
I have an old GIANT road bike that has an Exage 400EX r.der. The old cassette was a 7sp shimano hyper glide.
My problem is that the wheels were completely knackered and I had the opportunity to get a pair of Mavic Askium wheels for free, which I did.
Now I’m trying to figure out if I can put a bog standard 8, 9 or 10 speed NEW cassette on the new Mavics, continue to use the existing shifters (SIS) and chaining (Biopace 40 & 52) and r.der?
I appreciate I might not be able to use all the sprockets on the new cassette, but I can live with that.
NB. I do still have my old hyper glide cassette, but there is so much space remaining on the free hub when it is fitted.
Should I just get a new cassette and give it a whirl?
I’d appreciate any advice.