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Chris King Hubs with Campy???(12 posts)

Chris King Hubs with Campy???crewman
Jan 23, 2004 9:33 PM
Anyone successfully using Chris King hubs with Campy 10 speed gearing.
Putting together a set of new wheels and mulling over who's hubs to use.
I know, just use Campy record hubs. I have a set of those and would like to try someone elses hubs.
I am going to pair them up with IRD Candence rims (if that helps.
re: Chris King Hubs with Campy???wooden legs
Jan 23, 2004 10:09 PM
there's some info on converting the freehub on the chris king website if i remember correctly, give it a look.
You can use a Wheels Manufacturing cassette...SenorPedro
Jan 23, 2004 10:32 PM
...That is spaced for Campy, but will fit on a Shimano hub spline, which is essentially Chris King. However, keep in mind that nobody will want to ride with you if you have CK hubs; they are really stinkin' loud ;)
Loud Hubscrewman
Jan 23, 2004 11:53 PM
They are only loud if you stop pedaling, with the shape I am in now I will never hear the hubs free spin.
I'm afraid, you cannot...seyboro
Jan 24, 2004 3:59 AM
While King hubs are built with a Shimano compatible spline pattern, the freehubs are narrower than regular shimano hubs. This results in one of three problems:
1. The largest cog seizes up against the drive side hub flange or,
2.if you insert a spacer to prevent this, the smallest cog does not have sufficient space and will spin on top of the cogset without gripping the spline or,
3. you cannot tighten the lockring.
I'm afraid, you cannot...andre71144
Jan 24, 2004 6:27 AM
just curious what is the attraction to King hubs is it weight, maintanince, or what? thnaks
I'm afraid, you cannot...crewman
Jan 24, 2004 8:56 AM
No big attraction.
I have three bikes, all with campy 10 speed.
One built with Record, One with Chorus and one with Daytona.
I would like one extra set of wheels that I can use on all three bikes. The wheels are to be nuetral build, nothing too heavy. I would like to try out someone elses hub for a change. The other manufatures I was looking at were:
American Classsic, Speedcific, White Industries,
I'm afraid, you cannot...crewman
Jan 24, 2004 8:59 AM
I had heard about this in the past and I was wondering if they had changed there design, but alas I think I will have to pass on the Chris Kings. This will the cliub memebers happy not having another set of bee's buzzing around :)
re: Chris King Hubs with Campy???Fignons_ponytail
Jan 24, 2004 7:55 AM
The American classic 10spd cassette works, I think. Call Excel sports to confirm--they should know this. It does not shift as well as a campy cassette, though.

Or just go with White industries hubs if you want a light, bombproof, campy compatible, sealed bearing hubset. They only come in black or silver, though.
Color and Instant Engagementpeter in NVA
Jan 24, 2004 9:53 AM
I use King Hubs on my cross bike and the quicker engagement is very noticeable...maybe not as important on the road without the many start/stop transitions.
Have to admit, the attraction was the red color to match my yellow bike. Too bad Mavic stopped making colored hubs and rims.

Don't need a trail bell, just coast!
Jan 24, 2004 10:15 AM
Another optionSpoiler
Jan 25, 2004 10:40 AM

Campy 9/10 and Shimano compatable. If you like having something no one else has, check them out.