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Wanna go to campy tenspeed...(5 posts)

Wanna go to campy tenspeed...aet
Feb 15, 2002 2:20 PM
i am planning on buying the parts separately as i see good deals and as i have the money.

1st question:
can i run chorus shifters and deraillers with
daytona brakes? (i'm assuming the cassette and crankset don't figure into this, i will likely use daytona to defray cost)

2nd question:
I have a 2001 klein quantum race. i am assuming i need to get an english bottom bracket. how can i tell, though?

3rd question:
i have rolf vector pros. can i use a 10sp cassette with those wheels?

thanks much.
2 out of 3grandemamou
Feb 15, 2002 2:56 PM
1. yes
2. yes
3. I dunno
4. Excellent choice
re: Wanna go to campy tenspeed...Velocipedio
Feb 15, 2002 6:51 PM
RE: 3rd question: have rolf vector pros. can i use a 10sp cassette with those wheels?

As a rule, only if the rear wheel is built up with a Campy 10-speed freehub [and it's pretty clear it isn't]. The hub on the front wheel doesn't matter, but the rear wheel could be a problem. On the other hand, I seem to remember someone telling me that Rolf Pros used a freehub that was compatible with both S and C. I suspect you'll need some kind of adapter, though...
#3...C-40
Feb 16, 2002 6:03 AM
A Wheels Manufacturing 10 speed cassette (modified ultegra) can be purchased for $130 from Excel Sports. This cassette will fit on a shimano freehub. There might be problems with the chain clearing the frame in the smallest cog. The only way to know is to try it.

There is no "adapter" that would allow a campy cassette to be used on a shimano freehub. Only changing the entire cassette body would accomplish that. This can be done on a few hubs (like Mavic).

Personally I'd sell the wheels or use them on another shimano equipped bike and get new wheels with a campy compatible freehub.
A word about Rolf..DINOSAUR
Feb 16, 2002 7:16 AM
I second the motion of selling the wheels or using them on another Shimano equipped bike.

Be aware that these Rolf wheels were manufactured to be supplied with Trek bikes. Since Trek dropped Rolf as their wheel supplier finding replacement parts a couple years down the road with probably be very difficult, if not impossible. I had a problem locating a replacement rear rim for my three year old Klein. Trek had one, but it is a different color than my front rim.

I'd use something that is rebuildable. Pay now or pay later. I'm not bashing Rolf, but there is a parts problem. In other words, a couple of years down the road and you fracture a rim, you're going to be up the creek and will probably have to purchase a whole new wheelset. Unless you can find something used over the internet on ebay.

Just a couple of thoughts..