Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the June Giveaway for a brand new Merida Matts 6.5 bicycle


Cassette hub
#1
If i have a 7 speed cassette and i want to up grade to 8/9 speed cassette will i be able to do so on the same hub, or will i have to replace the hub or just stick with the classic 7 speed cassette?
  Reply
#2
Pictures of your current cassette setup would be helpful. Mostly a picture looking straight at it from the axle, so we know what type it is. Smile
  Reply
#3
8/9 speed cassettes will not fit a 7 speed hub. They are too wide.
You are limited to staying with 7 speed unless you fit a new 8 speed hub.
Ride hard or ride home alone!
  Reply
#4
(03-02-2011, 02:51 PM)cyclerUK Wrote:  8/9 speed cassettes will not fit a 7 speed hub. They are too wide.
You are limited to staying with 7 speed unless you fit a new 8 speed hub.

Thanks that is what I figured I wanted to make sure though. Because a douche bag bike repair guy said it would fit. Thanks again
  Reply
#5
Well yes, but there are ways around it....

See: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#897
Nigel
  Reply
#6
don't bother, unless you are into competition cycling,
more gears = more problems.
you will also need to change your shifters and rear changer and possibly your chain.
read this; http://www.jakesbikes.co.uk/content/348.php
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
4,513
02-19-2014, 03:33 AM
Last Post: GeorgeET
 
16,540
12-12-2011, 03:41 AM
Last Post: Joe_W
 
20,274
06-06-2011, 05:28 PM
Last Post: 1FJEF

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Merida Matts 6.5 Bicycle | June 2020
Today 05:47 PM
Downtube Shifters on 1991 Miyata 721
Today 03:19 PM
Clunk noise from front cogs
Today 01:17 PM
Replacement components for 7-Speed Shima...
Today 12:46 PM
Buying my first road bike
Today 12:00 PM
Rookie looking for help w/drivetrain com...
Today 10:42 AM
Compatability between Shimano 11 and 10 ...
Today 08:43 AM
Tube Recommendations
Today 05:25 AM
Rear brake tension
Today 03:20 AM
Modernizing my Fuji Gran Tourer
Yesterday 10:33 PM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
25 posts
no avatar 2. Painkiller
19 posts
no avatar 3. CharleyFarley
17 posts
no avatar 4. Joe_W
13 posts
no avatar 5. Zviedrs
9 posts