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Old 12-07-06, 11:28 PM   #1
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Campy to Shimano hub change?

How difficult would it be to change a Campy rear hub to Shimano? 9 speed if that matters. The wheels are Campy. I just have too much invested in Shimano stuff to go the other way. Assume the part is available. I think the shiftmate thing would also work but I really would like to go the hub change if possible. Thanks in advance.
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Er... the shiftmate is cheaper than a hub change.
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Are there conversion cassettes going that way? I know they make Shimano to Campy, not sure about the other way around. If so, that's more economical than changing a hub (you'll need new spokes most likely, and some time or mechanic fees as well)
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How difficult would it be to change a Campy rear hub to Shimano? 9 speed if that matters. The wheels are Campy. I just have too much invested in Shimano stuff to go the other way. Assume the part is available. I think the shiftmate thing would also work but I really would like to go the hub change if possible. Thanks in advance.
Oilman:

Can you be more specific about the equipment you are using? Campagnolo actually makes a Shimano cassette hub for their factory wheels. You can get Zonda's etc with a Shimano cassette hub. It is much cheaper to swap the cassette hub body than rebuild the entire wheel.

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Ok so I did not want to tip my hand but I will play. Have a set of Campy Vento wheels that were supplied with a Shimano hub and I really like the way they ride. Have about 800 miles on them and 0% problems. They are bombproof in my humble opinion. They were fairly expensive at the only place I could find them at the time with the Shimano hub. $275. The Ventos with the Campy hub come up on scambay all the time in the $150 range. So maybe you see where I am going with this.

As to terminology, cassette hub body would be correct. No wheel rebuilding.
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Ok so I did not want to tip my hand but I will play. Have a set of Campy Vento wheels that were supplied with a Shimano hub and I really like the way they ride. Have about 800 miles on them and 0% problems. They are bombproof in my humble opinion. They were fairly expensive at the only place I could find them at the time with the Shimano hub. $275. The Ventos with the Campy hub come up on scambay all the time in the $150 range. So maybe you see where I am going with this.

As to terminology, cassette hub body would be correct. No wheel rebuilding.
When I was looking for Zonda's the Shimano version was about $100 cheaper than the Campy version. I bought the Campy because that's what I was riding. Keeping checking ebay. Good luck

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