Re: [CR]Rims n' Hubs - A technical question.

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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 16:54:31 -0400
To: "Iain Stasukevich" <>,
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Subject: Re: [CR]Rims n' Hubs - A technical question.

Iain Stasukevich wrote:
>I just purchased a pair of "27, 36-hole Wobler Super Champion Alpine Pro
>clincher rims in unused condition on eBay, and now I'm ready to get the hubs
>for these babies. I'd like to know what my hub specs should be in order to
>accept a six-gear cassette. I know they need to be 36-hole, but I'm not so
>sure about spacing.

6 speed cassette hubs are quite rare. Cassette hubs didn't really catch on until the move to 7-speed clusters.

You need at least 126 mm spacing for a standard width 6-speed, freewheel or cassette. However 126 also works for 7-speed, so you might do better to look for a 7-speed cassette hub.

If you're not clear about the very important distinction between freewheels and cassettes, see:

You could also likely spread your frame to 130 and use any modern "road" 8-/9-10-speed hub.


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