5 speed friction shifter 6 speed cassette

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by MotoMagz, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    I'm putting some new wheels on my bike.They have a 6 speed cassette,and I was wondering if I could use a old Schwinn 5 speed friction shifter.Any help would be great,I'm all googled out:ack2: thanx

  2. craisin

    craisin Member

    I have a previously crashed Huffy 15 speed and the wheels were trashed.
    At the time I only had a 7 speed so I put it on and the biggest sprocket on the cassette interferes with the 5speed derailer that has a 5 speed twist grip changer.

    Anyway I went to look under a friends house for a 5 speed wheel and came back with a 21 speed raleigh with 2 flat tyres :idea:

    Im still going back under my friends house to look for a 5 speed wheel:whistling:
  3. craisin

    craisin Member

    I looked at putting a 7 speed indexed shifter on the huffy but i would have to modify the frame but i couldnt be bothered