Cheap 2x groupset options?

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  • Cheap 2x groupset options?
  • Premier Icon joebristol
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    I’m toying with buying a 26” hybrid that’s missing its back wheel / cassette and currently has some old / worn 3×8 on it. It’s a 2012 Carrera subway.

    If I pick the cheapest deore rear hub I can find to build a wheel out of I can go 9/10/11 speed with that.

    What is likely the cheapest overall option? It’s for pottering along a flat cycle track with a kids seat on so an easy spin gear for hills would be nice but also a reasonable flat pedalling gear.

    Not bothered on make or standards – whatever is cheapest. Maybe an 11-36 cassette or 11-34 as long as the smallest front ring is small enough.

    philjunior
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    Is the current rear hub dead? 9s will go on 8s freehub.

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    Back wheel was stolen so the guy is selling it. I did facebook stalk him to check it wasn’t an obviously stolen bike but there are pictures over a couple of years of him riding it. The cheap option is just to get another 8 speed wheel / cassette and chain I guess but some of the stuff looks a bit ropey on there.

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