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Convert 7-speed cassette to 4 speeds

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Asked by: Danielle Caceres

How do I upgrade my 7 speed cassette?

Quote from video: Now here's an example of a wheel that could not be updated. Beyond. Seven. So I'll remove the lock ring there again already ever loosened as I remove the cassette. There's no spacer under it at all.

Can a 7 speed cassette be replaced with a 10 speed cassette?

Condensed answer: If you have a 7-speed specific hub, you won’t be able to install a 10-speed cassette on it because the hub will be too short. If the hub isn’t 7-speed specific, and actually designed for more speeds, you will be able to install a 10-speed cassette on it.

Can a 7 speed be converted to 9-speed?

Converting a 7-speed wheel to 9-speed



The sprocket of the 9-speed wheel is the same height as that of the 8-speed wheel, so it can be converted to 9-speed using the same method as for the 8-speed wheel.

Can you put a 9-speed cassette on a 7 speed hub?

7-speed hubs won’t normally accept 8-, 9- or 10 speed cassettes without modification. Click here for details. 7-speed cassettes fit fine on 8- and 9-speed (and most 10-speed) hubs if you put a 4.5 mm spacer onto the body before the cassette. Click here for details.

Can I upgrade my 7 speed to 10 speed?

Yes, in most cases this upgrade is possible, without the need for replacing the rear-wheel hub body, you only need to change the chain, shifter and readjust your rear-derailleur, when upgrading to a super big ratio cassette, you may need to change the rear-derailleur completely to a new one with a wider cage in order

Is 7 gears enough on a bike?

The 7-speed is adequate for most riders, which is why many people choose the slower option. Because there are fewer gears and the bike’s build is less complicated, 7-speed cycles tend to be cheaper than 21-speed options. However, before deciding on the more affordable model, consider your riding style.

Can I use a 10 speed derailleur on a 7 speed cassette?

No, you cannot. A bike with a 7-speed cassette would also come with a 7-speed shifter and a chain that is compatible with 7-speed cassettes. This will make it impossible for a 10-speed derailleur to work on it. This is because a 7-speed shifter and a 10-speed derailleur have different pull ratios.

Will a 12 speed cassette fit a 7 speed hub?

Unfortunately no, old school 7 speed free hubs can’t fit a cassette as large as 12 speed. If you are committed to eagle and particularly if you want the smallest 10 tooth and not the 11 to 50, you’ll need to have a wheel built up custom. If you just want wide range there are a lot more options on the market now.

Can you change cassette size?

Yes, you can. If a smaller cassette suits your needs and terrain more, there’s no reason why you can’t put it on your bike. It doesn’t affect the function of your bike or drivetrain in any way and shifting will not be different.

Can I put an 8 speed cassette on a 7 speed wheel?

Can you run an 8sp cassette on a 7sp body? Sure, just drop off the small cog, add a thin spacer on the back of the cassette to take up the resulting very slight free play (may or may not need that depending on the cassette you use – my experience is with taking the 11t cog off an 11-28 8sp XT cassette).

Can I use an 8 speed chain on a 7 speed cassette?

A 7.1 mm wide 8-speed chain* will fit all the other systems (5, 6 and 7-speed ones). Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo all use the same chain with 8 speeds.

Can I use an 8 speed derailleur on a 7 speed cassette?

8 speed shifter and cassette, 7 speed derailleur? You’ll be fine. There’s no “probably” about it. 6-, 7- and 8-speed gear is all cross-compatible in terms of chain width.

How do I increase my cycling speed?

BikeRadar’s tips to improve your average speed

  1. Pedal more. Knowing when to pedal is an important skill. …
  2. Brake less. Learning how to take corners fast will help increase average speed. …
  3. Ride in a group. …
  4. Work on your cadence. …
  5. Get more aero. …
  6. Use your bike’s gears more efficiently. …
  7. Keep track. …
  8. Train indoors.

Are Shimano sprockets interchangeable?

SRAM and Shimano cassettes, on either road or mountain bike, are interchangeable with each other as the spacing is the same between the sprockets.

How can I tell what speed my cassette is?

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Can I put a bigger cassette on my bike?

Yes, almost any bike is compatible with bigger cassettes, bike drivetrain is groupset of components that works in perfect harmony, any miss reconfiguring can break the perfect functionality of the system, parts that need to be changed and reconfigured when putting bigger cassette which is long-chain, wide cage

Can I use an 8 speed chain on a 7-speed cassette?

A 7.1 mm wide 8-speed chain* will fit all the other systems (5, 6 and 7-speed ones). Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo all use the same chain with 8 speeds.

Can you use a 7-speed derailleur on a 8 speed cassette?

yes it will work.

Can I use 7-speed shifter with 8 speed cassette?

The takeaway is that you can use an 8sp cassette with a 7sp shifter and expect it to index flawlessly. You can also space a 7sp cassette onto an 8sp hub by putting a 12t or 13t sprocket from an old cassette behind it, so long as the rivets don’t interfere.

How can I tell what speed my cassette is?

Registered. The numerals indicate the number of teeth on the smallest and largest gears (cogs), so a 12-28 cassette has a 12-tooth small cog and a 28-tooth large cog. The smallest cog is your highest gear (high speeds) and the largest one is your lowest (lowest speeds).

Can I change my 8-speed to a 10 speed?

Converting an 8-Speed Wheel to a 10-Speed Wheel



Therefore, it is possible to convert an 8-speed wheel to a 10-speed wheel by adjusting the height with a commercially available Shimano 1.0mm low spacer on the low side.