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Campy splined cassette w/Shimano cog spacing?(7 posts)

Campy splined cassette w/Shimano cog spacing?B2
Jan 7, 2004 10:40 AM
As near as I can tell, all of the conversion cassettes out there have Campy cog spacing and fit onto a Shimano freehub.

I am about to build a new set of wheels for my commuter bike. It is currently Shimano equipped, but sometime in the future I plan on converting it to Campy. Because of this, I would like to build the new wheelset with Campy hubs and run a conversion cassette with Shimano cog spacing for now. Is there such a thing?

Thanks,
Bryan
re: Campy splined cassette w/Shimano cog spacing?cyclopathic
Jan 7, 2004 10:53 AM
Sheldon Brown claims sp interchangable. You should be o'k running 9sp Campy cass.
here's your link http://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#spacing
re: Campy splined cassette w/Shimano cog spacing?divve
Jan 7, 2004 10:58 AM
You can get a Chorus WH-KX2 or Record WH-KX1 HG (Shimano 8&9s) free wheel body for Centaur, Chorus, and Record hubs. Not sure whether they actually sell them already installed however.
re: Campy splined cassette w/Shimano cog spacing?flakey
Jan 7, 2004 11:02 AM
Campy makes two freehub bodies with Shimano cassette splines to fit their hubs and most wheelsets. This way you could run your current Shimano cassette on your new Campy wheels until you "upgrade", then you can swith the freehub back to the Campagnolo spline body when you buy your new Campy stuff. There are a Record and Chorus version
Record part # is WH-KX1
Chorus part # is WH-KX2

The Record freehub body has a titanium pawl spring carrier.
All this info is available on Campagnolos website. Go to the Tech spare parts pdf files
re: Campy splined cassette w/Shimano cog spacing?Chen2
Jan 7, 2004 11:12 AM
If your wheels will be conventional, and if you do your own work, it would be easy to build the wheel with a Shimano hub and then rebuild it with a Campy hub of your choice when you make the switch. It might even be cheaper than buying a custom cassette that you plan to discard later.
Thanks for all the replysB2
Jan 7, 2004 12:00 PM
I found the Shimano splined freehub body at Brandford's for $85. This seems like the most reasonable way to go. Just swap back to the Campy freehub body when I get the new group installed.

BTW - Purchasing loose cogs and a spacer kit from Brandord would run about $130. I guess I was hoping somebody had a pre-made conversion cassette with pricing more along the lines of American Classic version ($66).

Bryan
Assuming that you plan to run 9spdkilimanjaro
Jan 7, 2004 2:48 PM
There might be a less expensive solution if you plan to run 9spd loose cogs (like Veloce). Brandford also sells a Wheels Manufacturing Campy 9 to Shimano 9 conversion spacer kit for about $25.00. Though according to a lot of "online" experts, you don't even need the spacers