7 and 8/9 speed freehub bodies

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  1. Lloyd Kwong

    Lloyd Kwong Guest

    I'm planning to replace the 7sp freehub body on my old Shimano 600 road hubs with a 8/9 speed
    freehub body in so that I can run a 9sp cassette on it. I'm aware I will have to re-dish the wheel,
    but will ANY 8/9 speed shimano freehub work/fit? Can I use a 6500, 6402, 5500, 105sc or even MTB 8/9
    speed freehub bodies (XT,LX, Deore, STX-RC)? Is there really any difference between freehub bodies
    other than the Dura Ace and XTR models using titanium? If not, I'd probably get the most affordable
    compatible freehub.
     
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  2. Lloyd Kwong wrote:
    > I'm planning to replace the 7sp freehub body on my old Shimano 600 road hubs with a 8/9 speed
    > freehub body in so that I can run a 9sp cassette on it. I'm aware I will have to re-dish the
    > wheel, but will ANY 8/9 speed shimano freehub work/fit? Can I use a 6500, 6402, 5500, 105sc or
    > even MTB 8/9 speed freehub bodies (XT,LX, Deore, STX-RC)? Is there really any difference between
    > freehub bodies other than the Dura Ace and XTR models using titanium? If not, I'd probably get the
    > most affordable compatible freehub.

    no true difference except quality. i would suggest getting a lx/105 or better, the lower end stuff
    is fairly weak. you Will have problems with the dust seals.
     
  3. Billx

    Billx Guest

    This is a little off subject but why did Shimano not change the name from 600 when they went from 6
    to 7 speed? I own a six speed that is Shimano 600 and find it confusing when I hear some 600 are
    seven speed.

    James Connell wrote in message ...
    >Lloyd Kwong wrote:
    >> I'm planning to replace the 7sp freehub body on my old Shimano 600 road hubs with a 8/9 speed
    >> freehub body in so that I can run a 9sp cassette on it. I'm aware I will have to re-dish the
    >> wheel, but will ANY 8/9 speed shimano freehub work/fit? Can I use a 6500, 6402, 5500, 105sc or
    >> even MTB 8/9 speed freehub bodies (XT,LX, Deore, STX-RC)? Is there really any difference between
    >> freehub bodies other than the Dura Ace and XTR models using titanium? If not, I'd probably get
    >> the most affordable compatible freehub.
    >
    >no true difference except quality. i would suggest getting a lx/105 or better, the lower end stuff
    >is fairly weak. you Will have problems with the dust seals.
     
  4. BillX wrote:
    > This is a little off subject but why did Shimano not change the name from 600 when they went from
    > 6 to 7 speed? I own a six speed that is Shimano 600 and find it confusing when I hear some 600 are
    > seven speed.
    >
    > James Connell wrote in message ...
    >
    >>Lloyd Kwong wrote:
    >>
    >>>I'm planning to replace the 7sp freehub body on my old Shimano 600 road hubs with a 8/9 speed
    >>>freehub body in so that I can run a 9sp cassette on it. I'm aware I will have to re-dish the
    >>>wheel, but will ANY 8/9 speed shimano freehub work/fit? Can I use a 6500, 6402, 5500, 105sc or
    >>>even MTB 8/9 speed freehub bodies (XT,LX, Deore, STX-RC)? Is there really any difference between
    >>>freehub bodies other than the Dura Ace and XTR models using titanium? If not, I'd probably get
    >>>the most affordable compatible freehub.
    >>
    >>no true difference except quality. i would suggest getting a lx/105 or better, the lower end stuff
    >>is fairly weak. you Will have problems with the dust seals.
    >>
    >
    >
    >
    they added the 'ultegra'.
     
  5. isk-<< I'm planning to replace the 7sp freehub body on my old Shimano 600 road hubs with a 8/9 speed
    freehub body in so that I can run a 9sp cassette on it. I'm aware I will have to re-dish the wheel,
    but will ANY 8/9 speed shimano freehub work/fit?

    No-

    << Can I use a 6500, 6402, 5500, 105sc or even MTB 8/9 speed freehub bodies (XT,LX, Deore, STX-RC)?

    You can use a freehub that came out when the system was 8s only. The 9s ones, like 6500 and other 9s
    ones will not work. A 6400 one will probably work great.

    << Is there really any difference between freehub bodies other than the Dura Ace and XTR models
    using titanium?

    These won't work, sit too far into the hub body.

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