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 Post subject: CHANGING speeds
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:11 pm 
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is it possible to exchange a 7 speed for a 6 speed ?

watching a pair of hubs that have 6 speed ( freehub ? ) on , but need 7 ???

so can i just remove it and fit a 7 speed ?


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Mmmmm, possibly not, it may require a different axle offset. With the seven speed on the end of the axle would be inside the block, if you catch my drift.


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wasn't 6 speed , 126mm axle and 7 speed 130mm axle length ?? :?


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 Post subject: change axles
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:08 am 
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If you have a six speed freehub and you want to change to seven speed you can use a longer axle with the same cones no problem.


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just a bit of an update on this , in case anyone else wants to .....

it is possible , just a case of changing the axle and the freehub ,

but you will need to offset the dishing of the wheel by about 2mm to compensate for the extra length on the one side of the hub

"sheldon brown"


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:47 pm 
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Isn't 6spd different spacing to 7spd? Only applicable if using indexed gears of course :)


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