Bicycle Mechanics - Does anyone sell Cassette bodies for DA Hub to use Campy Cassette?
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02-24-09, 07:02 PM
I have a couple older wheels built up on 8 and 9 speed DA rear hubs.. I have switched all my bikes to Campy 10 speed.. Does anyone sells a Campy hub body that can be used on DA hubs??
I have tried all the conversion cassettes, Mavic - Am. Classic and Wheels Man. and they just do not shift as cleanly as using a real Campy Cassette..
02-24-09, 07:55 PM
What wheels do you have? Some wheels like Krysrium (sp?), and other Mavic wheels have interchangeable CHBs for the hubs. Try the people at Quality (your lbs will have a catalog). I am running a 9 spd SRAM 11-34t cassette on a touring wheel with campy and have gotten the shifting to work quite well. To really get the performance you want you will need campy hubs. You could sell your wheel on eBay and build up a set of Campy wheels (or have them built email@example.com).
02-24-09, 08:15 PM
What wheels do you have? Some wheels like Krysrium (sp?), and other Mavic wheels have interchangeable CHBs for the hubs.
The OP was very specific that he has DURA ACE hubs. AFAIK, no one, certainly not Shimano, makes conversion freehub bodies for any Shimano hub.
An alternative is to use the DA hubs with Shimano cassettes and fit a Shiftmate to match the cassette with Campy brifters and rear derailleur. Shifmates do work very well.
02-25-09, 01:02 AM
Yes they are both DA rear hubs, one built up with an Open pro and other a DT Swiss RR 1.1.. The wheels are nice so I was hoping for a cassette body option.. I too thought of the shiftmate option.. I will give that a try.. The conversion cassettes just do not work well compared to full campy drivetrain option..
Campy freehubs are wider than Shimano and thus require a hub designed for additional wheel dishing. Campy makes Shimano freehubs for their hubs, but the other way around is not possible.
Now, a better option is to use a Jtek Shiftmate, which lets you pick which combination of Shimano/Campy shifters/derailleurs you want depending on which model of Shiftmate you select.
02-25-09, 03:10 AM
looks like I'm going to order a shiftmate..
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