Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Mr. Moore
    Guest

    wheel question....

    I recently picked up and old 10 speed mountain bike, and I was wondering if I can swap the rear 5 speed wheel for one with an 8 speed cassette leaving the front cranks and double chinrings? I will be swapping the short cage derailier for a long cage. Will this work without any major problems?..I have also already checked and the frame spacing is fine for it... Thanks for any input...

  2. #2
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,292
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    5 speed is a freewheel. And assuming it's not uniglide the max you should try sticking on their is a 7 speed freewheel. Even though you will most likely need to space out the drive side for the small cogs to clear the frame.

    8 speed freewheels are available but you risk axle breakage much more than the 5/6/7 in addition to availability problems in real bike shops. This weakness will be multiplied

    a) the heavier you are
    b) the rougher you ride the bike
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

  3. #3
    Mr. Moore
    Guest
    I am swapping the entire wheel not just the cassette. I have another set of wheels from another bike that I was wanting to use without having to swap out BB and cranks..

  4. #4
    Mr. Moore
    Guest
    mostly I am worried about chainlines causing skipping

  5. #5
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,615
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Moore View Post
    mostly I am worried about chainlines causing skipping
    I'm thinking brake alignment is more likely to be a problem.

  6. #6
    Mr. Moore
    Guest
    I have already test fit the wheels and the breaks work fine with the wheels....I guess I will just try it and see

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •