Brother Belcher wrote:
I'm rebuilding a P7 & using some better bits from my C16, I've just spent 20 minutes sorting out the 8 speed shifter, but when I came to swapping the rear cassette as the C16 had good LX/mavic wheels but 7 speed, I found the original P7 owner had been running a 7 speed cassette with a 8 speed shifter? strange, I now need to buy a 8 speed cassette.
Nice-looking bike obviously, and some of the best forks ever, but I personally wouldn't say a P7 was necessarily 'better' than a C16R. Heavier-duty, I guess, but just depends what you want really.
Just guessing, but if the bike has a 8-speed shifter and a 7-speed cassette, is the high stop on the rear mech screwed in to prevent the shifter from being able to move the mech to the non-existent 8th sprocket? And apologies if it's obvious, but I just wondered whether he was running a 7-speed cassette because the wheel has a 7-speed hub? Still, nothing wrong with 7-speed IMHO.