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 Post subject: Living with my 6 speed
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:05 pm 
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Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:30 pm
Posts: 413
Location: Leighton Buzzard
Just had a great first ride on my winterized? Italian race bike. Smooth quiet and comfortable, with one exception - the hoods sooooo small. I will change those to latter aero levers.
I intend to ride this all through the worst weather, so bits will wear.
My concern is that I want to keep it as it is I don't want to spread the rear. So what are my options when the hard to get 6 speed uniglide finally goes? Can I get a 126/127 rear hub that'll take more readily available spares?

It was nice to ride 52/42 again.
If all goes well I'll get it resprayed and possibly some nice new Cinelli bars and stem.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:57 am 
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Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 9011
Location: New Forest, UK
You can swap the free hub body to an HG one (7 speed) and then use either the spacers from your 6 speed or simply move to 7.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:56 am 
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New threaded 126mm hubs are avaiabl;e through JD whiskers. I forget which ones, then you can use a freewheel.

Isee nothing wrong with a freewheel, even a cheap one for winter/poor weather bike.

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