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Helium 9 speed upgrade question(5 posts)

Helium 9 speed upgrade questionAlan
Mar 10, 2001 12:42 PM
Right now my Heliums are using a 7 speed cog...will I have any upgrade problems to a 9 speed cassette?
possiblyfuzzybunnies
Mar 10, 2001 2:23 PM
I belive heliums only came out in an 8/9 speed version in which case you simply have a spacer added to make the 7sp fit, if this is true you can just put the 9sp cassette on with no problem. If it is a 7sp freehub body I'm not certain about the ease of replaceing the freehub body which is what you would need to do. As long as you're dealing with a shimano cassette try the 9sp on and see if it fits. If you want to put a campy 9sp on there's no way it will fit. TTFN
no problemJeff
Mar 10, 2001 2:53 PM
My heliums are set up with a 9 speed ultegra cassette, they are quite compatible!

Jeff
re: Helium 9 speed upgrade questionBC
Mar 11, 2001 2:48 PM
Are Heliums still being produced? I looked on the mavic website and could not find them.
Nope (nm)fuzzybunnies
Mar 11, 2001 6:20 PM
(nm) ttfn