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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:39 am 
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Thinking of going 7/8speed instead of SS... so.

- What's the best 7/8speed ratio to plump for?

- To save buying a new wheel/cassette - can i retrofit a more modern 8speed wheel to a '92 Dawes i found on Sunday, which would've originally had a 7speed cassette fitted to an Exage hub i think; or are the axel/frame widths different at all; thus screwing up the wheel/stay alignment?

NB - Just found out this should be ok, correct?

- can i use a 9speed XT short cage mech for shifting duties with an 8speed Acera shifter?

Do 8speed systems get more chain-slap than 7speed as a rule; as there doesn't seem to be much evidence, if any, on these stays?
Wanna avoid the slap as much as possible as i really am in love with the paintjob.

thanks in advance,



jonny


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:24 am 
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ok - ok, ask SheldonBrown. I get it.... :thumbs:


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