On Thursday, June 26, 2003, at 05:47AM, ADP <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>There really isn't a way to do it by modifying the hub spacing, there isn't
>anything on a 9 speed rear to take out!
Not true. I was going to stay out of this since I think it's really kinda OT, but people seem to be interested and I've done quite a few conversions. The first step is to switch out the 8/9-speed cassette body for a 7-speed body. The 7-speed body with run 8 cogs spaced for 9-speed. Sometimes you'll need a small spacer behind the cassette. This makes your OLD (over locknut dimension) about 125mm. At this point you'll have a near dishless wheel. Now there you go from here depends on how far you want to go. You can get it down to about 122mm by switching out the non-drive cone and locknut. Either way you get better dish in your wheel. The only downside is that you get one less cog. IF someone wants to try this I think I have at least one good 7-speed body around.
enjoy, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives Been there, done that, and will do it again in Santa Barbara, Calif. ++++++++++++++++++++ Nobody can do everything, but if everybody did something everything would get done. --Gil Scott-Heron-- ++++++++++++++++++++