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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:36 am 
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Does anyone know where I can get hold of a 28 hole rear hub to fit a shimano 7 speed cassette? preferably silver, ideally dura-ace?? Not sure of the spacing of my rear dropouts but it's a 90's trek so probably fairly standard i hope.

any advice much appreciated


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 Post subject: Re: rear hub
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:58 am 
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smithchild wrote:
Does anyone know where I can get hold of a 28 hole rear hub to fit a shimano 7 speed cassette? preferably silver, ideally dura-ace?? Not sure of the spacing of my rear dropouts but it's a 90's trek so probably fairly standard i hope.

Maybe just trawl eBay for a while - most things come up eventually.

7-speed Dura Ace hubs are oddball though. They were only made for Uniglide cassettes, and the DA Uniglide threaded locking sprocket had a unique thread. Needless to say, they're rare now.

Shimano 600 hubs came in a 28h 7-speed hyperglide version (model number fh-6401) - that's probably the best hub for you. There's one here, but I can't tell whether it's the Hyperglide model or the earlier Uniglide one - you'd have to ask the seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0221248646

You could also consider a freehub body transplant on a later hub.


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Dirt Disciple

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brilliant, thanks a lot. that looks like it'll be just the job


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No worries.

Just one thing though - measure your frame's dropout width. It wasn't that unusual for some later (mid nineties) 7-speed road frames to be set at 130mm spacing. If that's true of yours, it might make more sense to use a more modern (8/9 speed) hub. You can still use a 7-speed cassette with a spacer on the freehub body, and it makes future upgrades easier.


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