My mother-in-law has cheaply acquired some kind of urban bike which should be a 21 speed but a previous owner has replaced the rear wheel with one with a 5 speed cassette on it. Consequently the indexing doesn't work properly and it seems these 5 speeds are rather on the low side. I was thinking that she needed a whole new wheel because it looked like an old style freewheel but now I'm not so sure. It isn't worth buying a new wheel/cassette because that'll cost almost as much as the bike... It's a 700c wheel btw. Any advice appreciated!
Sorting out an old hybrid with the wrong speed cassette on it...
You can still get 7 speed freewheels & cassettes.
You can't put a 8 or 9 speed cassette on a 7 speed freehub though.
"new chain may be needed" alert.
Sounds like someone has bodged the wrong wheel on to it.
well your stuck with a 14 tooth "highest" gear on a freewheel
7 speeds are still availible
is it a shimano freewheel or some don ping crap
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