Is a Spacer required for my Sh CS-6700 Cassette

Lumpy Roads
Lumpy Roads Posts: 91
edited April 2013 in Workshop
Hi, and apologies, I have read the section in the workshop guide on refitting a shimano cassettte and the on-line Shimano guide, but I'm still confused.
I have bought a new Shimano CS-6700 Cassette, I am fitting it onto my Easton Tempest II wheel which has been sitting unused in the garage for a couple of years. I know the free-wheel has only every been used for Shimano 10 speed gears, but I can't remember if there was a spacer on it when I removed the last cassette from it. The on-line instructions for fitting the new cassette, say that a spacer is required if it is not a "special 10 speed free wheel". Suggesting that it is "other free-wheels".
I am inclined to think that because the free-wheel has only ever used Shimano 10 Speed Cassettes and I can never remember seeing a spacer, obviously I am talking about the spacer which would be first on before the fixed part of the cassette, that I do not need one.
If anyone can make sense of my ramblings above, and confirm whether I need the spacer or not. I would be very grateful. Thank you. Steve H

Comments

  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,890
    if it's a 9/10-speed compatible hub, you'll need a spacer with a 6700 cassette

    i doubt that hub is 10-speed only, so you'll need a spacer
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Thanks SunGod,
    Just to test your patience a little further, if I may. Ugo will be building me a new set of wheels when the Rims come in. I am having them built on Hope Pro 3 Hubs (Shim/Sham). Am I correct in thinking that I will need the same spacer when fitting a CS-6700 Cassette to the Hope Hubs. Please don't shout, but I'd rather ask again than have my chain shift into the spokes.
    Thank again.
    Steve
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,890
    i'm sure they'll need a spacer

    fwiw there are very few hubs that are 10-speed only
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Hi Sun God,
    Thanks very much. I appreciate your time and knowledge.
    Steve