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Campy components for cyclocross?(6 posts)

Campy components for cyclocross?bikenraider99
Jan 7, 2004 7:04 AM
I am building up my first cyclocross bike and want to use a leftover Campy Veloce 9 sp group from my road bike after I upgraded it. My problem is the rear hub. It's spaced to 130 and the frame I have is set for 135. I'm thinking that I can get an XT rear hub and build up a rear wheel and run it with the shimano cassette and Veloce drive train. On the other hand, does Campy make a 135 rear hub? Or am I going to have to install spacers on it to get it to that size?
Campy components , three options I can think of.buffalosorrow
Jan 7, 2004 1:54 PM
One: re-space the veloce rear hub to 135mm or a little less 132.5mm, that way it can be sqeezed on both 130 and 135.

Two: If the frame is steel, I would consider making no changes. And just going with the difference. Steel is forgiving.

Three: Buy a decent rear hub, spaced at 135mm, rebuild rear wheel. Also they make shimano/campy convert cassettes.

No campy does not make a rear hub at 135mm, although a few years back they did have the OR record "mtb" group, not sure wether the rear hub was 130mm or 135mm?
Campy components , three options I can think of.bikenraider99
Jan 7, 2004 5:23 PM
Thanks for the response. Option one is what I'm leaning towards, because it's an aluminum frame. I've thought about the XT casette and getting the shimano/campy conversion. You wouldn't happen to know of a place that sells the adapter would you? I think I could either use a campy hub body to a shimano hub, or a shimano compatible campy cassette. Didn't Mavic make one of those?
You can use Shimaon CassettesDan Cas
Jan 7, 2004 6:38 PM
We have 3 bikes set up with Campy 9 speed Ergos and rear derailleur and Shimano hubs.The Campy spacing is slightly wider across the cassette,but if you use a wider 8 speed spacer between the 4th and 5th cog,it works fine.

I'm sure you can borrow a S wheel/cassette to try. I prefer Shimano cassettes because of price,availibility,and all the different choices,but I can't give up Ergos,especially for front shifting.

white ind and wheels manufacturing both make cassettesweatherx
Jan 8, 2004 9:02 AM
to fit onto shimano spline hubs and spaced for campy. i think excelsports sell them.
white ind and wheels manufacturing both make cassettesbikenraider99
Jan 8, 2004 1:24 PM
Thanks again for the tips.