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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:34 pm 
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I think I've ballsed up here, I'm to vintage to have much experience of cassettes :) I have a wheel with a Shimano 600 hub, checked the hub length with a pair of calipers and its 35mm. I bought a Shimano 7speed HG Hyperglide cassette which when fitted is about 3mm short of being held by the lockring.

Can I add a spacer somewhere, or do I give up and buy an 8 speed cassette?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:58 pm 
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I know this is true for MTB wheels not 100% on road wheels, I believe it's the same though

You can add a spacer before putting the cassette on

https://www.google.co.uk/search?client= ... 60&bih=625


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:16 pm 
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A spacer is needed. I had the same problem this week as well. Bought Mavic 700c wheels with Mavic hubs, I didn't realise that Mavic freehubs are longer than Shimano cassettes and need a spacer that is supplied with the wheel, as my ones were second hand the spacer wasn't with them. Luckiliy I found one in the tool box I had from running a 7 speed cassette on a modern hub.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:42 am 
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Yes it's fine. You can just use an old cassette spacer. If you pm me your address I'll post you a selection.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:43 am 
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Thanks for the info guys :)

Tel, you are a star, I'll drop you a PM :)


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