Hi, I have an old Raleigh Clubman which used to have a 6-speed Sun Tour Freewheel (Sun Tour PN 6000 Gold 14-15-17-19-21-24T):
The rear wheel is old and battered. As a present a friend gave me a replacement Shimano R500 rear wheel and CS-HG50 7-speed sprocket:
The problems: the R500 is for 8 or 9 speed cassettes. If I fit the 7-speed sprocket with extra spacers will the bike run smoothly? If so, is it best to put TWO spacers on and do I put them on BEFORE the cassette?
Also, the bike is designed to run with a 6-speed freewheel. If I used the above Shimano products, will the bike run smoothly? If not, is that because of the max cog size of the derailleur... Campagnolo 980 - max cog size 26:
...or are there other issues too?
Thank you for any advice you can offer, best wishes,