Originally Posted by Jeff Wills
I don't agree, Danno. An older freehub would have threads on the outside of the cassette body- the one in the photos is Hyperglide-only.
Yeah, I seem to recall a Hyperglide-only option back then, perhaps on the Sante line.
There were also 7-spd Hyperglide-only freehubs going back as far as the 600EX line:
Although in this particular photo, it was most likely a 600EX freehub-body that was retrofitted to an older 600AX hub.
Given that this is a proprietary Ritchey hub dating from a 2000 bike, it's most likely that the hub was designed several years earlier. At that time, they could've designed to accept the older pre-1997 spin-on freehub-bodies. As any small manufacturers know, you don't want to waste your R&D time & expense by re-designing something if it's not absolutely necessary.
BTW - how many speeds are on that freehub? 7 or 8-spds?
Last edited by DannoXYZ; 08-13-09 at 02:09 AM.