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7sp to 8sp freehub body

cpeacheycpeachey Posts: 1,057
edited October 2010 in Workshop
Can I remove a 7sp freehub body and fit an 8sp body (and cassette) in it's place? The bolt size looks the same and the body length seems similar to 8/9sp. The bike in question has 8sp bar end shifters.


  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Assuming it's a Shimano freehub, then yes - but what you need depends on model of hub
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    yes but the hub width will be different which may cause issues with the frame.

    Sheldon covers this well.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • cpeacheycpeachey Posts: 1,057
    Thanks. I forgot about Sheldon. Will check the site.
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