awsome, for a bit there i thought i was thinking crazy thoughts, now i feel allot better. i'm busy putting myself togther a frankenstein commuter bike. its a road bike (bianchi steel frame) but i wanted to use the rear cassette, rear dir, chain and rapidfire shifter from a mountain bike with a set of road wheels. with such a wide rear cassette i can get rid of the front dir altogether.
so i can i just assume, that across the board a shimano 9sp hubs and cassettes are all compatable?
will the new shimano chain work with the existing campy front chainring?
what about dir mounting? on brief inspection they look the same, will i have compatability issues swapping the existing campy record for a shimano?