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Old 05-22-15, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by RoadGuy View Post
Initially, after installing the new 8,8,10-speed rear wheel with a 7-speed cassette and 4mm spacer, I removed the spacer and installed a 8-speed cassette because I did not care for the excessive space between the 7-speed cassette and the spokes (was concerned about the chain dropping in between if a overshift occurred). The huge gap between the largest cog of a 7-speed cassette and the spokes on a 10 speed wheel with a spacer would be unacceptable to me.
That would bother me a lot, too. Having a wheel with all that extra dish, and then throwing it away by not even getting the benefits of extra gears. If I ever acquire a bike with 130mm spacing, I'll make the leap to 8-speed, or build up 7-speed wheels with 4mm extra on the NDS to even out the tensions.
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