Shimano 6 speed SIS shifter with Shimano 7 speed freewheel?
It's time to put a new freewheel onto my '96 Diamondback MTB which currently has a 6 speed freewheel & SIS derailler & indexed shifter. I like the Shimano 7 speed freewheel (Megarange/Alpine 14-34) which I put on my Raleigh friction shifting road bike. My question is: Is a 6-speed Shimano index shifter & derailler compatible with a Shimano 7 speed hyperglide freewheel?
I have searched for the answer everywhere but didn't find this specific combo... Thanks, all!
You will have to replace the shifter to match. Why not stick with six speed? I assume you have twist grip or trigger shifter, so switching it to friction is not an option.
Shifter and freewheel need to match.
Shimano also makes a six speed Megarange. Someone sells them on ebay for $10, might find a better deal elsewhere. Depending what is currently on your bike, you probably need a new chain and perhaps a new RD. It really depends which model derailleur do you have? Shimano makes a lot of models.