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Old 12-09-19, 05:28 PM
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By 98 there were few true 7 speed only hubs, with most running a spacer. However, it is worthwhile to check if your hub can handle 8+ speeds since S gimped their low end hard in those days.

If you see a spacer in the cassette stack towards the spokes first, you're likely good to go. If you see brown steel of the freehub body, you will likely have to look into a freehub replacement to get a proper 9 speed cassette on there.

E type front derailleurs were developed for rear suspension frames where it was a pain to add a seat tube nub.

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