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    Putting 9 Speed Cassette On Old Lx Wheel

    i am wanting to upgrade my rig to 9 speed

    i currently have an 8 speed cassette on a lx hub which is quite old, ie before 9 speed became widespread.

    will the cassette fit?

    i will try to upload a picture of the hub for reference but its the *** metal grey one with no disc mount

    any help is appreciated

    thanks

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    I think all Shimano 8, 9, & 10 speed cassette freehub bodies are intercompatible. At least this is true w/ their road bike components.

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    Yes, it will fit. Tinker is correct that 8, 9, and 10 speed Shimano (and SRAM) cassettes all fit on the same freehubs.

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    It will fit, of course you will need 9-speed shifters and chain.

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    Some of the freehubs from the 8-speed era were not compact (HyperDrive-C -- see http://tiny.cc/ZIazu ). Those freehubs won't fit a cassette that starts with an 11T without some tweaking.
    Last edited by Gonzo Bob; 11-05-09 at 03:39 PM.

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    Is this a touring rig? It's a lot easier to come across a chain that will fit an 8sp when you're out of the way in some small town. You can get a 12-32 in 8sp (your choice of really nice, or really cheap)

    but yes, as mentioned it is a direct swap.

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    here are pictures of the hub in question, this might make my explination a little clearer





    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by t_dubz View Post
    here are pictures of the hub in question, this might make my explination a little clearer

    thanks
    Try shrinking the photos next time...

    In any case, a Deore LX (FH-M570) is relatively recent. I've put 9-speed cassettes on this hub without an issue. You won't have a problem.

    Put it together and go ride.
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