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    7 speed hub for a 90's Yo Eddy

    I'm looking to get back on my 90's Yo Eddy after years of neglect. I last put some more road-friendly tires on my original rims and would like to keep that option but also have a quick switch to off-road tires. Which means looking for a 2nd set of wheels.

    In looking for a new set of wheels, I'm realizing the obvious that the specs have moved on from my 7 speed rear hub.

    Basic question, would the 8/9/10 hubs today be of a compatible dimension for a old 7 speed cassette?

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    Yes, you just need a spacer top take up the extra room left by the missing gear.

    8, 9, 10, share the same spacing, all will fit on the same hub.

    7 speed used 130mm spacing (as opposed to the modern 135), and was a narrower freehub body as well.

    So you may find the fit a bit tight on a new hub as well, but spreading it the 5mm with your hands during install shouldn't be too tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    7 speed used 130mm spacing (as opposed to the modern 135), and was a narrower freehub body as well.

    So you may find the fit a bit tight on a new hub as well, but spreading it the 5mm with your hands during install shouldn't be too tough.
    Back in the 90s, MTB hubs with 135mm width using narrower 7-speed casette body were fairly common. Shouldnt be hard to find one on e-bay or at a local bike co-op to swap if your current 7s hub is a 135mm width.

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    I bet you hub is 130mm wide...

    Actually finding a 7 speed hub is really easy and cheap, what you really need is to find a rim of the exact same dimensions (can be a different brand/model), so you don't need to adjust the brakes every time you change wheels..

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    90's Yo Eddy would be 135 no matter what the cog count.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    90's Yo Eddy would be 135 no matter what the cog count.
    x2

    It'll be 135mm not 130mm.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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