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Old 01-08-20, 06:39 AM
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Upgrading from Nexus 7 to Nexus 8?

Hello,

Out of curiosity, how easy is it to upgrade a bike from a Shimano Nexus 7 to a Nexus 8?

Can it be done by just pulling out and replacing the core assembly, or does it require building a whole wheel with the new hub?

Thank you.
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Old 01-08-20, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Winfried View Post
Hello,

Out of curiosity, how easy is it to upgrade a bike from a Shimano Nexus 7 to a Nexus 8?

Can it be done by just pulling out and replacing the core assembly, or does it require building a whole wheel with the new hub?

Thank you.
just build a new wheel and done.
easy peasy.
the cores cannot swappable cause tge designs didn match.
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Old 01-08-20, 10:43 AM
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Thanks!
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Old 01-08-20, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Winfried View Post
Hello,

Out of curiosity, how easy is it to upgrade a bike from a Shimano Nexus 7 to a Nexus 8?

Can it be done by just pulling out and replacing the core assembly, or does it require building a whole wheel with the new hub?

Thank you.
Just make sure the rear OLD is wide enough to accomodate the Nexus 8 hub. The Nexus 7 is a bit narrower I believe.
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Old 01-09-20, 03:01 AM
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Will check. Thanks.
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Old 01-11-20, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post
Just make sure the rear OLD is wide enough to accomodate the Nexus 8 hub. The Nexus 7 is a bit narrower I believe.
Looks like the difference is 5mm: Chart
EDIT sorry... lost the chart. Stand by.

This was on the "Wayback Machine"...

O.L.D. for some Shimano Internally Geared hubs.

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