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This may be a STUPID question, but here goes. I have a 1993 Specialized Stumpjumper with a 7 speed drivetrain and I am wanting to build up another set of wheels with slicks on them. Will I be able to use any rim brake specific wheelset along with a spacer for the cassette to accomplish this? Also, upon installation of the cassette does the spacer go to the inside or the outside of the cassette?
Unsure what you can get in 7 speed shimano hubs, I assume you're running Deore XT being a Stumpjumper. I just looked at the US Ebay site and Jones Bikes in Long Beach, California have the HB-730 Deore XT front hub as a buy it now for $18 if you wanted to keep the components of the new wheelset in a similar era to the ones on your bike. Unsure about finding a matching rear hub though and if you were using an 8 speed hub I guess you would have to use a spacer if using a 7 speed casette. My preference would be to place the spacer on the inside next to the spokes but someone with more experience here may help . Maybe check First Flight bikes for a 7 speed Deore XT rear hub of 730 or 732 vintage.
Hope this helps out.
Also the spacer would have to be next to the spokes because the cassette lockring could not be tightened otherwise.