Shimano tandem hub 7 to 8 speed upgrade

Discussion in 'Touring and recreational cycling' started by Cycling Sid, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Cycling Sid

    Cycling Sid New Member

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    i have a 48 spoke shimano FH-HF05 tandem rear hub with a 7 speed cassette.
    I would like to upgrade it to an 8 speed cassette. Is this possible and what type
    of freehub body I would need to buy to do this?
     


  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Easiest fix is to run a shortened 9-speed cassette. That'll fit right into your current FH body. Remove one sprocket and you're done.
    Needs a 9-speed or a Friction shifter to run clean.
     
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