Good point Mark! Yeh, first I want to see if the Miche will fit at all and if it does get into the issue of largest possible sprocket. It's a Record mech.
I sent a mail to three different suppliers of the same part. 1 said it would fit, one said it would not and the other said it might.
To be fair it was Neill at Dotbike that siad it "might" and then told me what to look for. When I mentioned that my problem is that the hub is (most likely is) the more rare '96 Record Titanium that is not compatible with Exadrive, he went on to tell me that a 9 speed casset with one sprocket removed and spacers for an 8 speed may do. He also sent links to a web site where this very issue was discussed. Whether it works or not I'd have to give him a nod of approval for his work to answer a question for a 30 quid part.
If the worst comes to the worst I'll end up selling a couple of retro bikes to save up for a new machine that does not kill me in the mountains. I'll have to pop up to the higher forums to see if anyone wants a '97 GT Avalanche.
95/96 Ribble 753 w Dura Ace
97/98 Giant 6061 T6 Peloton Super.Lite w Record
97/98 GT Avalanche w Deore XT/LX -- SOLD