I'm reposting a thread that was originally started in the road bike forum but it has evolved into a question more specific to the dura ace 7400 groupset.
I'm currently building a Eddy Merckx Corsa extra (2007 re-release of the 7-11). Still trying to figure out the hub situation but I've settle on the 28/32 spoke combo. In terms of spokes I guess i'll go with DT swiss 14/15/14, with a radial front and 3 cross back or 2x/3x combo. However, on hubs I'm still a little confused in terms of speeds. I have 8 speed shifters (SIS downtube) which being as period correct as possible would mean 8 speed uniglide hubs. However, looking for long term, I would want a hyperglide hub ( which I assume is the system that shimano uses now for all their hubs). Does that mean, for example, that I can pretty much get a 7900 hub + a 10 speed cassette and pull two cogs out and change the spacers and it would work? I know Shimano decided to do something goofy with the 7402 derailleur so i'm not sure on what to do here. In terms of compatability, what hub options do I have?