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Uniglide to hyperglide.

feno46feno46 Posts: 66
edited September 2009 in Workshop
I'm swopping my Shimano UG hub with 6 speed for a HG hub with an 8 speed cassette.

Will my Shimano long cage 600 rear mech with friction shifters work with the 8 speed.

Its how far !!


  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 5,669
    Not a problem.
  • The 6 speed hub is probably 126mm wide (measured on the outside of the locknuts). If so, the frame will also be 126mm.

    As the 8 speed hub is probably 130mm wide, it won't fit.

    Try a 7 speed HG hub instead as they are usually the same width as 6 speed hubs ie. 126mm.
  • Thanks for the input chaps,

    Rick, just measured the dropouts and its 126mm inside , so a 7 speed it will be .

    Its how far !!
  • will3will3 Posts: 2,173
    and if you don't want to change the wheel you should be able to just change the freehub body.
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