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Before I throw away all these old rear wheels...(5 posts)

Before I throw away all these old rear wheels...wilier
Nov 16, 2003 3:39 PM
Does anyone know of a source for 9 speed freewheels that are compatible with Shimano drivetrains? I'm sure this has been discussed here before, and I'm thinking that many of us have old freewheel hubs sitting around. I can either eBay the things off for $5 a piece, or I cat try and do something with them. Within a couple of months, all my bikes will have 9 speed Shimano drivetrains. I just didn't want to have to deal with all the different shifters, wheels, derailleurs, etc...

Redish the wheels and sell them as fixed gear...Dave Hickey
Nov 16, 2003 4:46 PM
15 minutes worth of work, and you'll get a lot more than $5 for the wheel
No such thing as a 9 speed freewheelKerry Irons
Nov 16, 2003 6:33 PM
If that's what you really meant, freewheels were only ever made up to 8 speed. I guess that must be what you meant, because otherwise you could swap cassettes and get the 9s gearing you want. Odds are good, if they really are freewheel hubs that they are 126 mm wide vs. the current 130mm standard.
No such thing as a 9 speed freewheelwilier
Nov 16, 2003 7:39 PM
I had all my wheels and frames "re-fitted" to 130mm a long time ago. And they are all threaded freewheel hubs.

I'll take Dave's suggestion and to do make fixies out of them.

No such thing as a 9 speed freewheelMShaw
Nov 17, 2003 10:43 AM
Hey, whatcha got? I may need a fixie wheel here before too long... (replace TWO with 2 to reply)

I know that you may be able to get 9sp Shimano to index the 8s FWs with enough fiddling. I don't know that its worth it though...