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Campy vs. Shimano Compatibility Question(7 posts)

Campy vs. Shimano Compatibility QuestionZman
Sep 24, 2003 4:12 AM
If I were to buy a Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL wheelset that was Campy compatible, could it be converted to Dura Ace?

Z
only if 2001 or newer....C-40
Sep 24, 2003 4:30 AM
The 2001 and newer models have a redesigned cassette body that can be replaced with either a campy or shimano compatible model. The question is whether it's worth spending the money.

It would be silly to buy a new wheelset and convert it. A used wheelset would also have to be a major bargain for this to be cost effective.

You can buy new Ksyrium wheelsets for around $600. Campy Nucleon and Eurus wheelsets are even less and available in shimano compatible models.
C-40, talk to me!Zman
Sep 24, 2003 4:46 AM
I was bidding on Ebay for a wheelset. It is a great deal thus far on a 2003 Ksyrium set. What does the conversion cost?

Where can I get a new Ksyrium wheelset for $600.00?

Z
www.totalcyling.comC-40
Sep 24, 2003 5:00 AM
Ksyriums are avaialble a lot cheaper from several euro sources. I've had good luck with totalcycling.com. Another possibility is strikeitfit.com. I also believe that labicicletta.com has a good price.

I've never priced the conversion, but I would suspect that it approaches $100. As far as I know, the part would have to be ordered through your LBS and you know it won't be cheap.
C-40, 1 more questionZman
Sep 24, 2003 5:55 AM
Do you live in Northern Ireland?

I have only "went across the pond" once, a pair of custom hiking boots from Italy.

It appears that everything is much less expensive at Total Cycling, why is that?

You have obviously had good luck with them in the past, right!!!

Z
I live in Colorado...C-40
Sep 24, 2003 6:23 AM
Just moved from Kansas City. Total Cycling ships world wide. Since they use air freight, I've received frames and wheels in as little as 3 days.

Only certain brands are a lot cheaper, probably due to eliminating all the middlemen involved before products reach the states.

Campy groupos are only a little cheaper than the price at txcyclesport.com, not enough to justify a separate order. Conti tires and Sidi shoes are both real cheap. LOOK frames are also a lot less.
From Totalcycling I got.....divve
Sep 24, 2003 7:24 AM
....the Campy ED10 free hub for 30 GBP which is about $35 after tax deduction. I thought it was pretty cost effective.