wheel & cassette question

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wheel & cassette question

Postby rpdemink » June 21st, 2013, 9:22 pm

I have a 8 speed cassette on a mtb wheel and want to use the wheel & cassette on a old 7 speed rockhopper, will it work?, I dont mind if I only get 7 speeds as long as I can get high gear(will be using on pavement w/ slicks.)
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Re: wheel & cassette question

Postby bikerector » June 21st, 2013, 9:34 pm

Pretty sure it won't work well as the cog spacings are different. If the shifting is pre-indexed, you should be okay though.

It may work for some gears but I would not expect good shifting or quiet running across the gears.

If you already have the stuff, put the wheel on and see what happens. Go easy since slipping gears could be a result of the mix-and-match. Should be able to get at least a few gears to work.

Here's a little reading for you.
http://sheldonbrown.com/drivetrain-mixing.shtml
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Re: wheel & cassette question

Postby scat silvurz » June 21st, 2013, 10:08 pm

It will work. All you have to do is turn the limit stop on the rear derailleur so the bike never shifts into the 11 tooth cassette cog - there's just enough flexibility in the limit screw design to do thus. Then adjust the rear derailleur as you normally would. Enjoy!
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