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Convert campy to shimano(4 posts)

Convert campy to shimanoshoalin
Jun 2, 2003 9:46 AM
Anyone know if it posible to convert Campy Spinergy Xaro lite to Shimano. I need help really bad. I just bought brand new Spingergy Xaro from a friend but it's Campy. I wonder if there is conversion kits or I just have to put this one E-bay.
The cheapest way would be to use any Campy ......MR_GRUMPY
Jun 2, 2003 9:54 AM
9 speed cassette. It will work fine.
By "fine" do you mean...filtersweep
Jun 2, 2003 7:37 PM
mostly fine

or flawlessly?

Am I to assume spacing is perfectly fine?

I've been contemplating a pair of Campy wheels, and can get a great deal on a set with an actual Campy hub. I'm not looking to pound a square peg into a round hole either...
same 20% accumulative error...C-40
Jun 3, 2003 4:49 AM
Campy spacing is 4.55mm and shimano spacing is 4.32mm. The error is 5% per shift and will accumulate to a minimum of 20% after 4 shifts.

Most folks want to do the opposite and use a shimano wheel on a campy drivetrain. The big difference in using a campy wheel on a shimano drivetrain is the fact that the derailleur will undershift rather than overshift. With 20% accumulative undershifting on the fourth shift from the center, the fourth shift may not work too well. You'll have to try it and see. You might be able to find a loose cog cassette and respace to shimano, but it seems like a lot of trouble and expense.