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Campy Hub(11 posts)

Campy Hubrsmcmahon
Jan 7, 2002 1:03 PM
Is it possible to purchase a 9 speed Shimano compatible cassette that will work on wheel with a campy hub?
re: Campy HubGreysky
Jan 8, 2002 12:20 AM
Hello rsmcmahon, What you are trying to do is not advocated by the powers that be, "You must use shimano cassettes with shimano hubs". but you can use the shimano hub with campy shifters,I have been doing it for years. I run the 99 campy record shifters with both the Helium and Mavic 901 hubs with the shimano dur-ace cassette. You will have to "fine tune" your shifting, but it has worked well for me. However there are friends of mine who have attempted this and were not successful. If you could borrow a friends shimano set up and see about the shifting it could save you a lot of time and expense. I like the dura-ace cassette, its light, cheap and works well for me. Hope this helps. Greysky in the Mts. of N.C.
re: Campy Hub;..... NO! (nm)JimBo
Jan 9, 2002 3:28 AM
nm
Well......JimBo
Jan 10, 2002 4:06 AM
since a Campy 9 speed hub is essentially Shimano 9 speed comaptible, that is, it'll work with Shimano 9 speed components, the answer is yes. But a Shimano cassette will NOT fit on a campy hub and vice-versa. The splines are DIFFERENT.
It's is possible...C-40
Jan 9, 2002 3:10 PM
to purchase a loose-cog 9 speed campy cassette from brandfordbike.com. The spacers would have to be machined down from 2.8mm to shimano's 2.54mm thickness. The nominal difference in the cog thickness is negligible.

A company like Wheels Manufacturing might be able to supply these special spacers. An additional 2.0mm spacer would also be required to take up the unused length of the cassette body.

The cost of having this machine-shop work done would probably make this idea cost prohibitive. If you are really ambitious and have a micrometer or calipers to measure with, the spacers could be sanded down to the required thickness. To do this with any accuracy, place a sheet of sandpaper on the flatest surface that you can find and slide the spacers across the sandpaper in a figure 8 pattern. Rotate frequently and check the thickness for uniformity. You'll have to used fairly coarse paper, 80-120 grit, or it will take forever.
YesLigon
Jan 9, 2002 6:56 PM
Mavic makes a cassette that is shimano compatable and that will fit your campy freehub. You must but the cassette and then buy the correct spacing kit. They are very easy to use and to build and you can get them anywhere.

Ligon
No, you're backwardsTJeanloz
Jan 10, 2002 1:07 PM
Mavic's M9 and M10 cassettes will fit a Shimano freehub with campy spacing.
Check it out!!!!Ligon
Jan 10, 2002 4:51 PM
There is a spacer kit you can purchase.

http://www.nimble-wheels.co.uk/nimble_options/cassette_mav.htm
I am obviously confused.........................Ligon
Jan 10, 2002 4:55 PM
Your right, shimano freehub not campy. I was getting it all backwards.

"DUH"
Ligon
Mavic or Wheels manu cassette?koala
Jan 11, 2002 2:18 PM
I am converting to 10 speed and want to keep my bulletproof classics pro wheelset. Which is the better way to go?
re: Campy Hubtrimeistergeek
Jan 13, 2002 7:11 AM
I have the same problem. If you find a solution or try the solution suggested by C-40 I would appreciate a reply.