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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Hi Chaps,
Things have changed since i was fetling my old Raleigh Winner, Burner and Maverick in the 80's! I have just aquired a nice Record sprint and would like to add some more gears so i can keep up with my modern mates - looking around it seems there are "screw on" and other types of fitment. What would i need on mine please??

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:55 pm 
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most likely a 6 speed screw on cassette - I would check in at a good bike shop first, one that is happy to fix rather than obsessing over new new new.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Thanks for reply - its already got a 6 speed on it, so want to go up to 8 - so screw on is the way then...?


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:04 pm 
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lingo75 wrote:
Thanks for reply - its already got a 6 speed on it, so want to go up to 8 - so screw on is the way then...?


No - rear end of the bike is too narrow and the existing hub will be too wide. You would be better off buying a new set of wheels with a cassette freehub and go from there - you could go 9spd with a change of shifter and rear mech (most Shimano rear mechs will work with 6/7/8/9spd indexed shifters and matching cassette)

Depending on budget...

Have a good read of this site: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/ hours of reading there that will help with what you want to do.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:11 pm 
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AH ok - bugger! Thanks very much for the info :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 5:33 am 
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The other option is to buy a 6 speed freewheel with a wider range.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 1:30 pm 
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7 speeds will fit on quite easily, i use the shimano tourney 12-28 on one of my bikes. i usually find that 6 speeds are not enough.

if yours has the later 130mm rear dropouts then a 8 speed screw-on will fit fine (i know because i have Sachs 12-23 on a late 80's (or early 90's) raleigh eclipse with the reynolds 501 frame.


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