OK...need some advice. I have an old Cannondale with 8 speed Shimano XT drivetrain. My current wheel has the appropriate Shimano 8 speed cassette.(13-26).
I bought an old Schwinn with the intention of using the 26" wheels to slap some street tires on it to use with my Cannondale from time to time.
The Schwinn wheel has a 7 speed cassette (or freewheel...not sure yet if it's a cassette). I'd like the 2 sets to be interchangeable and I don't want to re-adjust my derailleur all the time. Do I need to bite the bullet and try to swap the 7 speed out for a matching 8 speed cassette or do you think this set up will be good enough?
I have started researching this and I apparently need special tools to remove the cassette and the hub may not even be compatible with an 8 speed. yikes. Your advice is appreciated.