Old 03-05-14, 01:24 AM
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Actually, are they HG hubs at all, or are they still UG? I seem to recall that HG came in with the 8sp 1056 hubs, and had a slightly different cassette body, black (instead of bronze), with a small groove that ran around the circumference of the shell, at about halfway down its length:

These hubs will indeed also run UG (and 9sp cassettes, just like the 6402 hubs). I can't remember just offhand if they were already 130mm though, rather than 126; it seems like they were.

I suppose you could use HG (8sp + cogs) to build a 6 or 7sp cassette, with the right spacers, but I agree with Likebike23: unless you have a need for specific gear ratios, why not just use a modern HG 7sp cassette? It'd probably save you a lot of headaches.
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