hi, Today i brought an 8 speed sram cassette to help bling up my retro ride, that i only got this week. I never took great note of the cassette that was on it, just assuming it was 8 speed because that’s what the sti’s had on them,…anyway…having taken it off i notice that the cassette has only 7 cogs, do i just fit my 8 speed and play round with the gears to make it all nice,…or can i leave the smallest cog off the new cassette (is that ever done?) and run like for like, to ease the transition?
i’ve evidently not swapped like for like…the old one is 11-24 the new one 12-26
If there is Allen key heads it will come apart, then you are left with the rings and spacers. You can then put them on without the pins, but the rings might cut into the freehub body. I might be interested in the 7 speed cassette if it is going spare?