A nice 7 speed screwon or change to an average cassette?

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  1. MattAussie66

    MattAussie66 New Member

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    For the commute bike the rear rim is getting a bit thin,
    here's the choice;

    - Retain a reasonably good 7 speed Athena drivetrain with screwon
    sprocket, lace up a new rim on a very nice suntor sprint hub (from the
    "junk" box),

    or

    - if I can find a 7 speed cassette, change to a cassette mechanism
    on a medium range off-the-peg wheel (haven't found one yet)

    or

    - upgrade the 7 speed athena ergos to 8 speed (is this possible?)
    and change to an 8 speed cassette on a medium range off-the-peg
    wheel.

    thanks
    Matthew
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Buy a wheel, 8 speeed cassette and EF29 shifters, the lot is about 100-150 depending on the quality of the wheel and choice of road or MTB cassette.

    I did this with my Merida last year, it beame a great little bike.

    Now have a spare 7 speed spin on, sold the wheels...
     
  3. MattAussie66

    MattAussie66 New Member

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    I was kinda hoping to stick with campy, foolishly thinking
    that I may be able to change from 7sp Athena to 8sp
    Athena with only a rachet cog in the ergo levers? :D
    (anyone done this?)
    Do I need to change the rear dr as well?

    regards,
    Matthew
     
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