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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hello,
I have just acquired a 1989 Raleigh Elix which overall is in pretty good shape the only fault being a worn smallest cog on the 7 speed rear cassette!

I have discovered that Uniglide cassettes are like the proverbial rocking horse unmentionable!

So what to do? I will be grateful to hear any and all suggestions.

Thanks in advance,

Mark.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:18 pm 
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Have a look at the end, does it have both internal and external threads to keep a small cog on?

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Midlife wrote:
Have a look at the end, does it have both internal and external threads to keep a small cog on?

Shaun


Hello Shaun,
Thanks for your reply.As far as I can tell,(I have not removed wheel from frame) it appears to be the same as this one,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zWYLb2RMPA

Mark.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:12 pm 
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By far the simplest solution is to buy an HG freehub body and fit it. As said, if it has the internal thread you will be in luck and need to do nothing - but usually cannot fit a top gear smaller than 12T.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:19 pm 
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you can always swap the uniglide body for a Hyper glide one no special tool needed just a 10mm allen key or theres this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-600-U ... Sw~gRVskU4


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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kingbling wrote:
you can always swap the uniglide body for a Hyper glide one no special tool needed just a 10mm allen key or theres this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-600-U ... Sw~gRVskU4



Brilliant! thanks for your help Shaun.

Regards,
Mark.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:25 pm 
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That was kingbling :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Midlife wrote:
That was kingbling :)

Shaun



Ooops!

Thank you to you both for your help,guys! :D

Mark.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I now have the parts I need to have the bike running and appearing the way I want it to with the exception of the frame, which is blemished in places over its light blue original finish.

Should I keep the bike as original as possible or have the frame powder coated in the same colour as the original?

Advice please!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Keep it as it is!
Also, in case of another situation with a uniglide, only 7 speeds are hens' teeth, the 6 speeds aren't so rare, and the smallest cog is the one that holds it on so just get a 6 speed and swap the smallest cogs over.


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