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Campy 10 cassette for Shimano freehub(3 posts)

Campy 10 cassette for Shimano freehubEric_H
Oct 28, 2003 5:05 PM
I have started making the SWITCH. Shimano to Campagnolo. I have a pair of wheels with 9spd Dura-Ace hubs and they are in excellent shape. I would like to use them for training on an otherwise Campy 10spd drivetrain with Wipperman 10 chain. I see Excel has conversion cassettes from American Classic ($89 all steel) and Wheels Mfg ($130 all-steel or $160 for steel/ti). Does anyone have experience with either of these? Does the Wheels Mfg cassette justify the extra price?
re: Campy 10 cassette for Shimano freehubunobtainium
Oct 28, 2003 7:41 PM
I have a Wheels Mfg 11-23 Ultegra based cassette on my Heliums. They, as anyone who has them will tell you work great. It appears to me that American Classic uses 105 cassettes while Wheels Mfg uses Ultegra or Dura-Ace. So the Wheels Mfg will be lighter. On the other hand their cassettes ONLY begin with an 11 tooth cog due to "technical reasons" they told me. If you rather have a 12-23 or 25 as I do, then you're sort of wanting unless you opt for American Classic. I have since found out that the only way to make a 10 speed cassette with a 12 tooth starting cog is to WELD the 12 cog to the 13 when using Ultegra or Dura-Ace (which I have made 2 so far).LOT cheaper than buying the 2004 10 Speed cassette which is another option at $140-171 that you have!
re: Campy 10 cassette for Shimano freehubrussw19
Oct 28, 2003 8:32 PM
I use the American Classic cassettes. They work just fine. They are not 100% perfect, but about 99%. I have noticed a few mis-shifts, but only once or twice and it may have been just a mis-adjustment on my end.

Anyways, if you are interested in one, I have a new, never riden, but mounted Am Classic 11-23 conversion casette.. I will sell it to you for $65 shipped. email me at russw19@cox.net if you want it. I had mounted it on a pair of wheels that I had that were Shimano compatible, but I never rode them with that cassette.

Russ