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    Wilkinson 700c Alloy rear wheel

    Hello,

    I have recently purchased the wilkinson 700c alloy rear wheel as i wished to replace my current wheel. My current bike is fitted with a 7 speed shimano freewheel but after taking this off it was not compatiable with the wilkinson wheel.

    Here is the link for the wheel i purchased

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wilkinson-Al...2035495&sr=1-4

    I would be more then greatful if someone could provide me with the advice or show me a freewheel or cassette which would be compatable with this wheel.

    Regards Ross

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    In what way was it incompatable?

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    I'm guessing he bought a wheel with road spacing for a hybrid bike?

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    i have a road bike but when i took the freewheel off it was to small to fit onto the spacing provides on the new wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi90 View Post
    i have a road bike but when i took the freewheel off it was to small to fit onto the spacing provides on the new wheel.
    This makes no sense. How about some pictures to give us a visual idea of what is going on?

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    Just a shot in the dark, but is it possible that you bought a cassette wheel and are trying to transfer your freewheel. If the wheel has an attached splined freehub body (dark metal, turns to the left with a clicking ratchet sound) it needs a cassette. Yoy'll need to check with the seller to be sure which is compatible, but before you do that double check that it'll fit into your frame.
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    The link you provided says the wheel is 130mm spacing for 5, 6, 7, and 8 speed freewheels. But the widths of 5, 6, 7, and 8 speed freewheels are all different. 5-speeds are roughly 25mm, 6 and 7 speeds are about 31mm and 8 speeds are around 35mm. So if the hub accepts 8 speed freewheels and you are threading on a 7 speed, the freewheel will sit about 4mm inboard of where it would with a hub spaced for a 7 speed freewheel. You could try just adjusting your rear derailer hi/lo stops to match where the freewheel sits on the new wheel. If you can't get the rear derailer to go inboard enough to get to the largest FW cog, you could look into removing some axle spacers from the drive side (but this will require redishing the wheel).

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