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  • TiRed
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    Fit and 8 speed Alfine and be done. Mine can be swapped in minutes – although I ride exclusively SS.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Got a Kona unit with a formula hub

    The freehib looks too small to take a cassette

    Can I just stick on a new freehub…..
    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/products/formula-freehub-body-8-speed-w-socket-tool

    Says 8 speed only ? I thought 8 /9/10 speed fit on the same freehub

    Cheers

    Also if anyone has a geared dropout going spare for a new explosif/ unit I’m interested !

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    Can’t afford a new wheel at the moment !

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    The freehub won’t fit, even if by some chance it would bolt on it would be too wide.

    I’d look for a second hand wheel if I was looking at gearing up my unit.

    Premier Icon Andy
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    Sounds like you have a Singlespeed cassette hub which is basically a narrow free hub. You might be able to fit more than one sprocket on and bodge a 3,4 or 5 speed set up depending on how wide it is. Alternately you need a new hub or wheel if you want to fit a full cassette as your current hub will be wrong to take a 9/10 sp cassette.

    NB if you can fit 2, 3 or 4 sprockets on your hub why not do a 1x 3 set up 😀

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    I think I had the same hub, it won’t take any more than 1 sprocket I don’t think. The lockring takes up too much room.

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