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    Shimano HG-50 10 on an 8 speed.

    I want to put the Shimano HG-50 10 11-36t minus 2 sprockets on my bike. If I use 8 Speed cassette spacers will this work. The sprockets would be as follows

    11, 13, 15, 19, 24, 28, 32, 36

    another options would be to take a 23t and 26t sprocket off good condition hg41 cassette I have giving me

    11, 13, 15, 19, 23 26, 32, 36

    Would this work in theory and practice.

    Thanks Alex ... I'm new to this.

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    It would fit on your wheel. It might not shift very well.

    What shifter are you using?

    Check out sheldonbrown.com for a ton of technical information, including stuff on cassette spacing and cog widths. I think the thing that drives whether this will work okay or not is what your center-to-center spacing ends up like.
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    Will probably work but shifting may not be optimal - ramps won't line up.
    What about taking an 8 speed cassette, add the 36 cog and remove the smallest cog? That way all but the 36 would have the correct ramps etc. You might need a different lock ring for a 13. Your LBS might have an old 36 cassette and lock ring you could try - I would think the wear on a used 36 wouldn't be bad, good enough to experiment on.

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