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8/9 speed cassettes hubs compatibility etc.(6 posts)

8/9 speed cassettes hubs compatibility etc.TheJoker
Jun 27, 2003 5:46 AM
Am I right in thinking that if I buy an 8 speed Zipp rear wheel I won't be able to put a 9 speed cassette on. Or is there a way you can do it? Thanks
If you are talking Campy, the answer is kinda' no.MR_GRUMPY
Jun 27, 2003 5:59 AM
If it's Shimano compatable, the answer is yes, except you might have to use a small spacer if you want to use an 11.
If you are talking Campy, the answer is kinda' no.TheJoker
Jun 27, 2003 6:11 AM
So, Mr Grumpy, what about a Shimano 9 speed on this? Would it work?

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Well,Rusty Coggs
Jun 27, 2003 7:34 AM
The description says it has an 8 speed FREEWHEEL. Freewheels and cassettes are not interchangable. Some folks use the terms wrong.Make sure what it really is before you spend your money.
If it is a Sachs 8 speed freewheel, you're SOL..nmMR_GRUMPY
Jun 27, 2003 1:04 PM
That wheel's not 8-speed, per se.jw25
Jun 30, 2003 8:07 AM
It's freewheeled, which means you can fit an 8 speed freewheel, but to my knowledge, there's no 9 speed freewheels available.
That wheel, however, is pretty much triathlon/TT specific, so running 8 speeds isn't really a penalty. I'm running older 8 speed Campy on my TT bike, and I've never wished for one more gear, even in the depths of lactic acid delerium. I run a 12-23, and spend most of my time in the lower half of the cassette. I do wish I had an 11, but I manage.