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Rapid fire 8 w/ 7 speed freewheel. Y or N?

Old 05-10-10, 06:28 AM
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Rapid fire 8 w/ 7 speed freewheel. Y or N?

I want to convert a early MB-2 5 speed (130 spacing) to a seven speed shimano 14-28 freewheel using 8 speed XT rapidfire shifters by limiting derailleur travel with the limit screws. I also want to swap axles for Q/R at this time. I realize a re-dish and re-space will be necessary. Any reason this won't work?

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I'm doing it right now on a mixte. 3x8 thumb/forefinger shifting with a 7-sp freewheel. My shifters aren't XT, though.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
I'm doing it right now on a mixte. 3x8 thumb/forefinger shifting with a 7-sp freewheel. My shifters aren't XT, though.
Thanks Robbie, I thought it would work.
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