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Shimano to Campy(9 posts)

Shimano to CampyPBLed
Mar 25, 2003 8:46 PM
I am looking at getting a new bike with a Chorus 10set up, but would like to know if there is anyway I can still keep my old Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels which has an 8 speed shimano cassette on it. What are my options, is it practical to replace the rear hub, or do I have to scrap the wheels. Any suggestions would be great.
re: Shimano to CampyJust Ride
Mar 25, 2003 9:21 PM
You can get spacing kits to use Shimano splined hubs with Campy derailleurs. Check out: for the American Classic Conversion Cassettes, Mavic kits, and Wheels Manufacturing options.
re: Shimano to Campyrussw19
Mar 25, 2003 10:50 PM
Go to and look up their conversion cassette. There are a few Mavic hubs it lists that it won't fit. I don't know if yours is one of them or not.

Otherwise, it's a great cassette. I use it on a couple pairs of wheels that I didn't want to give up when I recently build a Record 10 bike. I have some wheels that I would like to still use for my Dura-Ace bike as well, so I got 2 of the American Classic cassettes and they work just fine. But you need to look into the compatibity issues with your particular rear hub.

Is it possible to change the freehub body to campy? nmSpunout
Mar 26, 2003 6:59 AM
Is it possible to change the freehub body to campy?russw19
Mar 26, 2003 8:48 AM
Yes, it's possible. But unless you work in a shop, have access to the parts (ever try to special order something from Mavic, it's a nightmare) can pay wholesale, and swap it yourself, it is probably going to be just as easy to sell those wheels to a Shimano riding friend and buy a new Campy set. Cosmic Elites are nice wheels, but they aren't that expensive. It may end up cheaper in the long run to sell those and get new ones than replacing the freehub body. I would guess with parts and labor of having a shop do that swap out, it's gonna be at least $85. If you can sell your wheels for enough that the difference isn't that much to new wheels, I would do that instead.

Just a suggestion and by no means the only way to do this.

Is it possible to change the freehub body to campy?russw19
Mar 26, 2003 8:50 AM
Oh yeah, and if your freehub body is Campy compatible (converted or new wheels...either way) then you can use a Campy Record cassette if you like, which is quite a bit lighter than the American Classic or any other conversion cassette.

sure about that???C-40
Mar 26, 2003 9:30 AM
The current specs for the cosmic elite do not include the option of the ED10 campy compatible hub. They are only offered with the M10 shimano compatible hub.

This generally means that the hub is not compatible with the ED10 cassette body. Only the higher level wheels have this hub.
sure about that???<- no, not sure... but I mentioned that too.russw19
Mar 26, 2003 11:39 AM
I started in the beginning of this thread as telling the original poster to check out what freehub he has, cuz I have no idea what comes on a Cosmic Elite....

Guess he's going to either have to upgrade wheels or ride conversion cassettes. And he still needs to verify if he can use a conversion cassette on that hub. American Classic states you can't use their cassette with the Mavic M9 or M10 cassette body.

Any ideas if the Wheels Manufacturing conversion cassettes will fit this hub? Or is it not possible to use that wheel with Campy 10?

Thanks for the insite C-40!

I emailed Wheels Manufacturing about thisrussw19
Mar 26, 2003 10:07 PM
They said their conversion 10 cassettes will work without a problem with the Mavic M9 freehub body.

Now the question is, is your freehub body the M9?

I know you said it's 8 speed, but I don't know what body it really is.