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Jason B
03-27-2013, 01:34 PM
Ok, picked up a nice newer set of wheels on Craigslist, race lite X's. I put on a nine speed Ultegra cassette. When I put it on, it has a gap like a 10 speed cassette. I checked, and rechecked all the spacers, and still the slight play, typical of a 10 speed. So. I put on a 10 speed spacer between the cassette and the the hub, and I can tighten it down, but when the chain is in the smallest sprocket, it locks, getting jammed against the hanger. I have fiddled with the H and L screws to no avail. Couple questions:
Has anyone put a hub spacer on a 9 speed?
Do cassette/hub 10 speed spacers come in different widths?
Anyone else run into this type of problem?
Any help appreciated.

Dirt
03-27-2013, 03:34 PM
It won't be a problem. Shimano makes very narrow (.5mm) spacers that is put on before the cogs that helps get rid of this play. I know they were included with DuraAce cogs for use on non-DuraAce hubs. I got one a little while back at Freshbikes in Arlington. If you describe the problem, or better yet, show them, it should be easy for them to get you the spacer you need. It should cost very little... a few $ at most.

Hope that helps.

Pete

Jason B
03-27-2013, 07:43 PM
It won't be a problem. Shimano makes very narrow (.5mm) spacers that is put on before the cogs that helps get rid of this play. I know they were included with DuraAce cogs for use on non-DuraAce hubs. I got one a little while back at Freshbikes in Arlington. If you describe the problem, or better yet, show them, it should be easy for them to get you the spacer you need. It should cost very little... a few $ at most. .

Pete

Thanks for the advice. It is so funny you said that, because I swore I got a thinner spacer at Freshbikes a while ago than the one I got today, and it was for a Dura Ace. I thought I was imagining it. As a last resort I was just about to pull that dura ace hub and check. Good to know unicorns really do exist. It is funny how lucky we are to have to have that store in our neck of the woods. Thanks again

Dirt
03-27-2013, 08:04 PM
No problem, sir. They are good people. You're right. They're great to have in the neighborhood.