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7 speed wheelset
#1
Hi,

I currently got a 7 speed road and looking to replace the wheels for a new set. Although my bike is a 7 speed can I fit 8/9 wheel-sets?? And how do I go about doing this??
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#2
First you tell us which bike you have, and what size the wheels are (post the tire size stamped on the side wall).
Then you measure the rear drop outs (where your rear axle goes) in mm. Measure the frame where the new hub will go.
Common values are 126, 130 & 135mm.
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Then you need to tell us how much you weigh.
Once you've done that, we can talk about shifters, cassettes, possible rear derailleur, chains etc...
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#3
(12-06-2013, 07:58 PM)Karl Wrote:  Hi,

I currently got a 7 speed road and looking to replace the wheels for a new set. Although my bike is a 7 speed can I fit 8/9 wheel-sets?? And how do I go about doing this??

8 might be a fairly easy upgrade depending upon you current setup. But 9 may require many changes.
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#4
Karl; it is not clear if you want to change to 8 or 9 speeds, or use a 7 speed cassette on a 8/9/10 speed freehub.

You can use a 7 speed cassette on a 8/9/10 speed wheel by installing a spacer. http://www.amazon.com/Wheels-Manufacturing-Cassette-Spacer-Converts/dp/B001CJVLWO/

Converting to other than 7 speed cassette is rather involved, and can get expensive very quickly depending on your current components. I converted our T50 from 3x7 to 3x9 for just over $100- not counting the new hub, spokes and rim. If you have drop bars and brifters, plan on $200- parts only - not including the wheels.

Why do you want new wheels?
Nigel
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(12-07-2013, 02:08 PM)nfmisso Wrote:  Karl; it is not clear if you want to change to 8 or 9 speeds, or use a 7 speed cassette on a 8/9/10 speed freehub.

You can use a 7 speed cassette on a 8/9/10 speed wheel by installing a spacer. http://www.amazon.com/Wheels-Manufacturing-Cassette-Spacer-Converts/dp/B001CJVLWO/

Converting to other than 7 speed cassette is rather involved, and can get expensive very quickly depending on your current components. I converted our T50 from 3x7 to 3x9 for just over $100- not counting the new hub, spokes and rim. If you have drop bars and brifters, plan on $200- parts only - not including the wheels.

Why do you want new wheels?


I've just got into cycling and have an older bike, being new to cycling I'm just getting used to the concepts of part etc. Wheels I current have are busted so need replacing and while browsing I find a lot of 8/9/10 speeds wheels sets. I just want to use the current 7 speed cassette on a 8/9 speed wheels.. I can see the spacers is the answers Smile thanks very much for all the replies. Slowly getting there Smile
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