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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:24 am 
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Just bought a 950 xtr rear hub and was told it was just 8spd, which seemed to make sesne as I know the 952 levers/mechs are the 9spd oens - anyway tried a XT 760 9spd and an XTR M900 8spd cassettes on it and they both fit, but are loose (need a small spacer I guess)...

so am I right in thinking that:
1) I could run 8/9spd with this hub?
2) I need to get a 950 series cassette or use a spacer with anyother ype of cassette?
3) where do i get these spacers from (Jez didn't you have this problem?)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:55 am 
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8 and 9 speed cassettes fit the same hub.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:31 am 
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You only need a spacer if you want to run 6 or 7 speed cassettes with that hub. Like cce said all Shimano HG compatible 8 and 9 speed cassettes should run on it without problems. But you cannot run Campagnolo or vintage Suntour cassettes on it.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:34 am 
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that's what I thought, that 8/9spd are all freely interchangable - but this hub seems to be 'big' and both the 8 and 9 spd cassettes are loose... so either I need a special 1mm thick spacer or a different cassette :? am still confused..


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I had this exact same problem a short while ago..... Tried fitting my 8spd cass' and it ended up with the smallest sprockets going "sloppy" after a quick ride. I noticed there was a very thin ally spacer on there in the first place, I tried another really thin spacer but this time couldn't get the lockring to start.... Got really p***ed off in the end and fooked them off even though I'm a pretty competent mechanic and engineer by trade :x
To be honest, didn't rate the smoothness of them anyway (2nd hand though)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:34 am 
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i'm thinking I need to possible use of thf these spacers:
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Shimano-Shimano-1mm-cassette-spacer-11E-0300-6776.htm
not sure why tho! or which cassettes it applies to....


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The shimano tech website is quite good for explaining which cassette needs a spacer, you can get the spacer and access to the technical site through any shimano service centre, Bonthrones, Evans etc


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