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New or old Campy 9 speed. Differences?(5 posts)

New or old Campy 9 speed. Differences?Walter
Sep 21, 2002 4:27 AM
I have a 1999 Thron tubed Univega with the Mirage/Veloce 9 speed mix. I bought it to have a bike to ride while I worked on a couple of other projects. Anyways I enjoy riding the bike and it's versatile enough that with a stem swap so does my wife. I don't want to spend big $ on a refit but I'd like to replace the wheels which are heavy even by old Schwinn standards (small exaggeration).

I seem to remember that Campy changed their spacing in the last year or 2 and that my 9 speed is now considered the "old" spacing? Ideally I want a set of wheels that all I have to do is put on my current cassette, mount tires and ride. The Mirage shifters are fine for what this bike does and I don't want to buy new shifters.

What am I looking for?
Let me rephraseWalter
Sep 21, 2002 4:35 AM
After thinking for a minute I guess the question really should be: If I buy Brand ______ Campy compatible wheels will my cassette work on the new hub? If it does then I don't think there'll be a problem with shifter compatibility. Right?
Let me rephraseRusty Coggs
Sep 21, 2002 5:10 AM
Let me rephraseeddie m
Sep 21, 2002 5:11 AM
All Campy 9speed cassettes are spaced the same. The differences between old and new 9 speed are in the rear derailler and the shift lever. If you change the rear derailler you will need to change the shift lever and vice versa, but there is no need to change the cassette.
re: New or old Campy 9 speed. Differences?Rusty Coggs
Sep 21, 2002 5:07 AM
Campy 9 speed cog spacing has not changed. Campy 9/10 speed shifter pull derailer throw changed in 2001.Any 9/10 campy hub/wheel is what you are looking for