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    RetroGrouch
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    7 --> 8-spd freehub body on early 90's LX hub?

    Here's a goofy one for you guys. I just put into service a new (old-stock) rear wheel that consists of an Araya TM-18 laced to a 92-93ish 7-speed LX hub. I've heard that the freehub body can be replaced with an 8-speed part. Is this true?

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    JmZ
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    It can.

    Gotta tear apart the innards of the rear hub, replace the freehub body.

    Then - gotta detension and retension the rear rim to make up for spacing the wheel over a few mm's.

    Did it once already. It's possible, but not the easiest thing to do.

    Good luck,

    JmZ
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