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    will this work?

    im in the process of building my first ss. i am converting a 93 mtb which had a 6 speed rear cassette. i just ordered a ss kit and didnt notice the fine print which stated " for most 8/9 speed hubs" . thanks for any info.

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    Uh...

    ...depends. Which "ss kit" is it? What's included in the kit?

    If it has a bunch of loose spacers, you're probably okay. If it's the Gusset, you're probably SOL.

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    im in the process of building my first ss. i am converting a 93 mtb which had a 6 speed rear cassette. i just ordered a ss kit and didnt notice the fine print which stated " for most 8/9 speed hubs" . thanks for any info.
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    Is your rear hub a conventional Freewheel-type hub (left in the pic) you'll need a BMX frewheel instead. Is it Cassette hub (right in the pic) the singlespeed kit will work.


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    You'll also probably need to swap the spacer from the drive side of the (non-conventional I would have thought, these days) freewheel hub in the left of the picture, in order for the chainline to be workable.

    Quick and easy way to tell whether a hub is freewheel or cassette for the uninitiated:

    look at the right hand side of the hub. There should be a lockring, which is smaller than the smallest cog and may sit either to the right of it, or perhaps slightly hidden inside it in the case of a freewheel hub. It will probably have recesses into which a tool can slip and will encircle the axle. Turn the pedals backward while the rear wheel stays still - if the lockring turns with the cogs you have a cassette hub. If the lockring stays still then you have a freewheel (threaded) hub. Probably.

    In this case, you're better off with the threaded hub IMHO - people dish out big kahunas for surly, DMR and woodman threaded hubs when they probably have one in their junk heap already (yes yes I know, dish etc)!

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