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Hi i fitted a CS-7900 to a 10speed freehub. the shimano instructions say install the spacer to the "9speed freehub" but there is not mention of if it is needed or not when fitting to a 10 speed. Hope you can help. Mark

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So, the answer is maybe. Not all freehubs are the same. Some 10spd freehubs do and some don't. If your not having a binding problem with your freehub and when the rear derailleur is lined up with the lowest (inside) cog and it's not hitting your spokes then it's good. if either of these things happen install the spacer.

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