Old 06-21-13, 09:23 PM
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No you wouldn't need to replace the wheel but respacing and dishing the wheel to work with all gears can be pretty tricky and is a lot of work. Peronelly if your just using the bike as a occasional rider I would just tune out the low gear which is perfectly fine the gearing will be about the same as original or what you would get with a 6speed. It is basicaly a choice of turning a stop screw a couple of times on the RD, 2hrs maybe more work respacing and dishing a wheel or spending $30 on 6speed freewheel.
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