shimano sora flightdeck



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Jon_H

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I was just wondering is it possible to retro-fit a shimano sora 7 speed
flightdeck levers to a 6 speed rear hub. the front shifter should work as it
is built for a double but will the rear work ok.

cheers
Jon_H
 
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Sheldon Brown

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Jon_H wrote:
> I was just wondering is it possible to retro-fit a shimano sora 7 speed
> flightdeck levers to a 6 speed rear hub. the front shifter should work as it
> is built for a double but will the rear work ok.


There's a good chance that it would work using the "alternate cable
routing" shown at: http://sheldonbrown.com/dura-ace.html#indexing

However, it would make more sense to just convert to 7-speed. The
expensive part of this conversion is the shifters, and you're already
going for those.

Assuming you've got an old-style thread-on freewheel rear hub, you can
easily replace the 6-speed freewheel with a 7 speed unit for $20 or so.

You will also need a new chain, but odds are you already need a new chain.

See: http://harriscyclery.com/freewheels

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Jon_H

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"Sheldon Brown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Jon_H wrote:
> > I was just wondering is it possible to retro-fit a shimano sora 7 speed
> > flightdeck levers to a 6 speed rear hub. the front shifter should work

as it
> > is built for a double but will the rear work ok.

>
> There's a good chance that it would work using the "alternate cable
> routing" shown at: http://sheldonbrown.com/dura-ace.html#indexing
>
> However, it would make more sense to just convert to 7-speed. The
> expensive part of this conversion is the shifters, and you're already
> going for those.
>
> Assuming you've got an old-style thread-on freewheel rear hub, you can
> easily replace the 6-speed freewheel with a 7 speed unit for $20 or so.
>
> You will also need a new chain, but odds are you already need a new

chain.
>



thanks for the advice but i am waiting for the bike to arrive still so can't
comment on the freewheel but more than likely a screw on, incidentally I
have a six speed freehub on my old falcon would this be as simple to convert
to 7 speed changing onlt the hub and chain.

cheers
Jon_H
>
 
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Sheldon Brown

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Jon_H wrote:

> I
> have a six speed freehub on my old falcon would this be as simple to convert
> to 7 speed changing onlt the hub and chain.


See: http://sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#transplant

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Mike Jacoubowsky

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> Assuming you've got an old-style thread-on freewheel rear hub, you can
> easily replace the 6-speed freewheel with a 7 speed unit for $20 or so.
>
> You will also need a new chain, but odds are you already need a new
> chain.
>
> See: http://harriscyclery.com/freewheels
>
> Sheldon "Odd Numbers Are Good" Brown


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