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Compatible 8/9 speed freehub for Shimano Sante rear hub

Old 08-14-15, 10:57 PM
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Compatible 8/9 speed freehub for Shimano Sante rear hub

I recently installed a Ultegra 6700 8/9/10 speed freehub body onto a Shimano Sante rear hub. Are there any known compatibility issues? I took the wheel to the LBS to have them redish it and they pointed out that there was a small gap between the hub body and the hub.

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Any time that you switch freehub bodies on a shimano freehub you can take nothing for granted unless the hubs are the same part number.

I've seen all kinds of dimensional variations that moved the cassette either closer or further from the spokes, and the differences can be several millimeters.
There also can be rotational interference if the right washer isn't used between the hubshell and body.
And the cone, sealing parts, locknut, washer(s) and spacer(s) should also stay with the particular freehub body when it is removed from the hub, because there are a lot of differences there, too.

On the plus side, I have successfully converted many a wheel to a different freehub body with a different number of speeds.

But I always treat jobs like this as simply an experiment, until proven compatible.
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+1, trial and uh-oh.

I predict with a reasonable degree of certainty that the tricolor parts would be as close as you get, so find a rear hub and swap 'em over.


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