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campy 8>9 cassette/hub re-build(5 posts)

campy 8>9 cassette/hub re-buildbuffalosorrow
Jun 11, 2003 4:20 PM
Has anyone had any luck with the wheels man.
re- spacing campy 8>9 kit.
What is the level of ease to install and are there any shifting problems?
re: campy 8>9 cassette/hub re-buildeddie m
Jun 11, 2003 4:45 PM
I use it and it works fine. I replaced the levers and derailer because I wrecked them in a crash. The spacers go on just like any Campy cassette. I connected a Rohloff chain the old fashioned way by replacing an ordinary rivet, but that's a really narrow chain so in the future I am going to use a Wipperman Connex link.
Rohloff chainbuffalosorrow
Jun 11, 2003 5:10 PM
I was recommended to use this chain(Rohloff chain) due to narrow spacing between cogs, esp with this kit. I race cyclocross, may the gears get clogged easier and/ or may I have chain break possibilities? More so that a standard campy 9 hub/ cassette and chain?

I was offered a good deal on a Daytona 9/ open pro wheelset, skewers and cassette included, 200 mi, $200. Or I can re-build my chorus 8 hub for $63. Although I would have to build a new front wheel, with a spare record F. hub say $100 (rim & build). Not a big cost diff, but if I can expect more problems with the re-spaced rear wheel, I'd opt for the daytona/op's .
Rohloff chaineddie m
Jun 12, 2003 7:08 AM
All 9s chains are too narrow to close reliably without the use of special pins or links. That's the reason there is so much talk here about chains, tools and connectors. Before 8s cassettes, broken chains were unheard of.
Shimano 9 speed chains are narrower than Rohloff's 9 sp.russw19
Jun 13, 2003 2:47 PM
Shimano's 9 speed chains are 6.6mm.
Rohloff's 9 speed chains are 6.8mm which is exactly the same as Campy's 9 speed chains and Whipperman Connex 9 speed chains. Sram 9 speed chains are 6.9mm which would be totally indistingushable on your bike to your drivetrain, the exception is the Sram 89R which is 6.4mm. The bottom line is that all the 9 speed chains are about the same width. Some are more stiff than others and that means some chains shift better or worse than others, but if you were told to to buy a narrow chain, you should actually run a Dura-Ace chain over the Rohloff.