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Shimano 600 Compatible Question...(4 posts)

Shimano 600 Compatible Question...jkantor1312
Apr 5, 2003 9:11 PM
If a shimano 600 wheelset is set up with a 7 speed, will one be able to change out and use an 8 speed?

thanks
jay
No - Different hub spacing (nm)B2
Apr 6, 2003 8:11 AM
Maybe - maybe not.Spoke Wrench
Apr 6, 2003 8:54 AM
Lots of 7-speed road bikes have 130mm rear triangle spacing.
I forgot - you're rightB2
Apr 6, 2003 12:47 PM
I had the exact situation you describe - a 7 speed Ultegra 600 wheel with 130mm spacing. The problem I ran into when converting to 9 speed was not the overall width of the hub, but with the freehub assembly. Neither an 8 or 9 speed cassette would fit.

Bryan