A friend of mine gave me a bike that he had hanging in his garage. It isnít anything special, but I thought I would fix it up and use it as a loaner for out of town guests or just as a backup for when my main ride goes down.
It has a 7 speed freewheel. Turns out the freewheel axle is bent and I have read that this is common for freewheels because the bearings are located away from where the axle sits on the frame. Now if I am going to replace this part I would like to go to a freehub. Problem is, freehubs only come 8 speed and up. I think I found a solution, but just want to know if I am choosing the right parts for this upgrade to work. My goal is to do this repair for the least cost possible.
These are the parts that I think I will needÖ
Rear wheelset with Freehub axle. I was looking at theseÖ
Dimension Rear 26" Formula Freehub 135mm 32h, Ale x Y2000 Silver, 2.0 Silver, Br, 3 x
Alex X101 36H shimano Acera Cassette 7/8/9S QR 26" x 1.75" Silver/Silver Wheel Rear
-And this one that has double walls. Not sure if that is important.
Avenir 26" Doublewall QR Rear Wheel - 36H, 8-/9-speed Freehub
Shimano CS-HG30-I Cassette 11-28T 7S Silver
How important is it that the teeth match the existing. The one that is on the bike now is a 14-28. I canít find a match. Will any one work?
And I think I will need one of these 2 spacers for allowing a 7 speed cassette to fit on an 8 speed hub.
Problem Solvers 4.5mm Alloy Spacer Black
Pyramid Cassette Spacer 4.0 mm Alloy
Which one will I need if any? Is anyone familiar with using these spacers?
I may just call NiagraCycle tomorrow, but I figure the more information I have before I call the smoother the order will go.
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