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7 speed Uniglide swap for 8 speed freehub body???

Old 06-23-09, 08:22 PM
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7 speed Uniglide swap for 8 speed freehub body???

Alright! So I have a Shimano 600 hub with a 7 speed Uniglide FHB for which you need the two chainwhips to remove the locking cog. It's not hyperglide compatible and I want to know if it's possible to put a more current 8 speed Hyperglide Freehub body on that 600 hub. I'm aware that there are possible compatibility issues with the mounts on the hub. Thanks for any info!
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Old 06-24-09, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by skaur999 View Post
Alright! So I have a Shimano 600 hub with a 7 speed Uniglide .. and I want to know if it's possible to put a more current 8 speed Hyperglide Freehub body on that 600 hub.
Pull the axle, look into the hole from the cassette side. If there's a hollow bolt down there that can be unscrewed with a large Allen key you're good to go. If it isn't, your idea is doomed.
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Old 06-24-09, 07:58 AM
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Yes, I've done it. 10mm allen wrench is all that's needed to change out the body. The cones on the body end of the axle IIRC were slightly different, too, but I don't remember exactly how. I took the 8s body from a trashed hub so I had any other parts I needed.
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Old 06-24-09, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Barker View Post
.. The cones on the body end of the axle IIRC were slightly different, too, but I don't remember exactly how.
The ball bearing bit is the same, it's how the cone and spacer stack meets up towards the pressed in seal in the body that's different.

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...I took the 8s body from a trashed hub so I had any other parts I needed.
which is an excellent way of doing this swap while retaining the original degree of weather proofing. Merely getting a new body from somewhere tends to leave you a bit short in this area.
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Old 06-27-09, 09:41 PM
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Thanks y'all.
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