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Old 11-05-09, 12:26 PM   #1
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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 gun metal grey one with no disc mount

any help is appreciated

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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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Old 11-05-09, 04:05 PM   #4
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It will fit, of course you will need 9-speed shifters and chain.

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Old 11-05-09, 04:35 PM   #5
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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.

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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





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

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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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