|Campy 8-9 cassette on 10 derailleur?||templecat|
Dec 19, 2001 5:44 AM
|There are some good deals out there on wheels with sub-10 rear wheels. Any probs with running a 8 or 9 cog cassette on a 10 speed derailleur? Is overall width a problem, or the spacing between the cogs that might trip up the system?
Or do you just adjust the derialleur high & low sets and go from there???
|Only difference between 9 and 10 speed campy is...||Cima Coppi|
Dec 19, 2001 7:06 AM
|The width of the jockey pulleys. You can use your existing derailleur, but you must change out the pulleys to the wider width to accomodate the wider 9-speed chain or the even wider 8-speed chain.
That being said, there is also an issue of your 10-speed ergo levers (if your are using them), because 10-speed ergo will not work with 8 or 9-speed anything.
Now, if you are using 10-speed ergo, you can still get a wheelset with a shimano splined hub body, and get a Wheels Manufacturing 10 speed kit (found at Branford Bike, Excel and others), and you will not have to change out anything else on your existing drivetrain.
Dec 19, 2001 7:09 AM
|Definitely check out Branford Bike's Cassette index. They have everything imaginable for spacing kits, cassettes, individual cogs, etc:
Dec 19, 2001 9:45 AM
|If you have a 10 speed drivetrain, you should only use a 10 speed spaced cassette. The cog spacing on 8, 9 and 10 speed cassettes is substantially different.
Campy compatible freehubs will accept a 9 or 10 speed campy cassette. The splines and overall width are the same.
You can get a special cassette with 10 shimano cogs, spaced for campy 10 speed, but it may not fit all shimano compatible freehubs and it costs $130.
It's best to stick with wheels that offer a campy 9/10 freehub if you have a 10 speed drivetrain.
|Campy rear hub is same for 9 and 10||Blair|
Dec 22, 2001 3:51 PM
|So buy a 9 spd rear wheel and swap the cassette.|| |