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Spinergy Helpjay11
Oct 27, 2001 4:09 PM
A friend is going to sell me his old spinergy wheels. He let me borrow them to try out. It had a campy 8sp cass. on it and when I tried to put my 9sp shimano cass. on, it wouldn't fit (the shimano cass. isn't compatable with the hub). Is there anyway to get the shimano cass. to work OR should I just put a campy 9sp cass, on (has anyone tried using all shimano STI with a campy cass.)

Neither one will workmetonymy3
Oct 28, 2001 7:30 AM
The shimano cassette is not compatible with the campy freehub.

The campy cassette will not work with the shimano STI. Not only will you have one less gear (that may or may not be a problem), but because of the difference in number of cogs, the spacing will be off. Just one being shimano and one campy is enought to through the spacing off (Some say that Shimano and Campy keep it off just enough to make them incompatible. :-), but the difference with number of cogs seals the deal. Sorry.

The only solution I see is that some companies make a "crossover cassette", which has the campy freehub pattern with Shimano spacing, or vise versa. These are hard to find, and may be even harder to find for 8 spd Campy (I've only seen these for 10 spd Campy, which is compatible with 9, but not 8). Good luck.

Also, you might appeal directly to Spinergy. I've heard of a manufacturer selling different freehub bodies for their hubs. And then some, (like the Am Classic hubs on Rolfs) have a freehub that's not interchangeable.

But buying a special cassette that may or may not be as light as you want, and may or may not have the sizing you want availiable, and may or may not be avaliable in a year may noy be what you want to do. Unless you're getting a really good deal on the wheels (and aren't able to get a new freehub -- that's the best solution) I'd find some that're compatible with Shimano, or at least 9 or 10spd Campy.

Hope this helps.

Try calling Excel sportsDave Hickey
Oct 28, 2001 11:54 AM
Wheels manufacturing makes Campy/Shimano conversions. Look at this link. They don't have your specific combination in stock, but they do make one.
re: Spinergy HelpLigon
Oct 28, 2001 1:20 PM
Spinergy makes a freehub body that is shimano compatable. My LBS was going to get one for me but I changed my mind. They run about $69.00 Mavic makes a cassette that will fit a shimano freehub body but is campy compatable, so I would assume they would have one for the reverse situation. The downside to the mavic cassette is they cost $125.00
Oct 28, 2001 2:17 PM
I tried to put on my Shimano Dura Ace 9sp cass. on the spinergy and it would not go onto the hub. It appears that the hub it built for campy. Only. Is there a way to convert the hub to Shimano?
Oct 29, 2001 7:17 AM
There is a lot of misinformation in the above responses, but you have really only one option, buy a Shimano freehub body from Spinergy (if you can't get one from them, call Wheels Mfg- they made the hubs). You can replace the Campy splined freehub with your new Shimano one.

Using a Campy 9speed cassette will not work- the spline pattern changed for Campy from 8/9speed. The Campy 8s freehub is not compatible with 9speeds- to my knowledge, there are no adapter kits that will work.

Campy 8 speed hubs are miserable- they are compatible with nothing. Often, if you see a rear wheel that is too cheap to be true, it has an irreplaceable Campy8 freehub, and is utterly worthless to all except those who ride Campy8.
Simple !cyclomoteur
Oct 30, 2001 5:57 PM
You CANNOT put a CAMPY cassette with SHIMS derailleurs and vice-versa.

You CAN get to change the campy compatible freewheel at the hub for a shim compatible one.

Replacing the freehub body?jay11
Oct 30, 2001 8:34 PM
Ok, how about placing a shimano 9sp freehub body on the spinergy hub? Will it fit? If so, this would solve all of my problems. I've added a photos of the freehub body to show you what I'm talking about.

Replacing the freehub body?TJeanloz
Oct 31, 2001 8:13 AM
That's what half of the people told you to do.

An actual "Shimano" Genuine Parts freehub will probably not fit, but Spinergy will sell you one that will.