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older wheelasveyou
Sep 24, 2003 7:58 AM
Hello all,

I have an old Gios Torino 1982 classic square frame.
My rear wheel still has a 6-speed screwed freehub on a Campagnolo Record hub.
my wheels are getting tired so...
Could I fit the kind of recent wheel with a 9-speed "cassette" freehub or will I have problems with the frame's geometry?
Thanks in advance.

Modern wheels won't fit in the dropouts.dzrider
Sep 24, 2003 8:56 AM
You may have to have them spread which costs about $50 for if a frame builder does it for you. If the present dropout spacing is 120mm, they may not get it all the way to 130mm, but may be able to get it close enough.
You sure, dz? I would think an '82 6-speed wouldOldEdScott
Sep 24, 2003 10:32 AM
be 126 mm, which can be 'spread' by just wedging the wheel in there & riding it.
We tried that without much success on my wife's Pinarello.dzrider
Sep 24, 2003 10:51 AM
We could get it in there and it worked ok in friction mode, but we weren't able to get it to index at all which was a lot of the reason for changing. Surprisingly, we were able to get ergo-levers and an 8sp derailleur to shift pretty well on her 6sp free-wheel. We had the stays spread when we got the frame repainted and all works fine.
You also need to check der. hanger alignmentflakey
Sep 24, 2003 6:25 PM
after you widen the dropouts, you need to check and tweak the derailleur hanger alignment, especially if you are using indexed shifting.
Gios=126mm rear in that yearboneman
Sep 24, 2003 2:03 PM
I have a 1975 Gios Torino and it was one of the earlier bikes available in the States requiring 126mm axle width and short reach brakes.