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Old 12-16-07, 06:36 PM   #1
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Campag Freehub Body on Shimano 105 Hub?

Hi All

I'm getting some new wheels built for my commuter. I'm currently considering Shimano 105 hubs / Velocity Dyad rims (maybe Deep-V, still undecided).

If I decide to use my new wheels on a Campy-equipped bike which I may purchase down the line, will it be possible to change the Shimano freewheel body so I can attach a Campy cassette to the 105 hub? Who manufactures such a device?

I mean part no 15 in this exploded view.

http://www.shimano.com.au/media/tech...9830608913.pdf

If not, I guess my options are -

1. Get the wheels with a Velocity (i.e. Formula) hub. Velocity tells me their "good" hub is the Formula RB-35 hub, as on www.formulahubs.com. Anyone have experience with this particular Forumla hub?

2. Get the wheel re-built when / if I do get a Campy-equipped bike.

3. Use a conversion cassette or a Shimano cassette with one of those Shiftmate widgets, assuming they're available in Oz.

My final question is - will I incur the wrath of the bike part Gods by mixing Campy and Shimano parts like this?

I've tried searching for this but have been unsuccessful.

Thanks,
Paul
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Old 12-16-07, 07:03 PM   #2
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#2 is your best option.

Unlike Campy, shimano doesn't make a cassette body for the other company
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Old 12-17-07, 11:12 PM   #3
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Ignore me completely. Oops.

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Formula should make a freehub body that you can simply switch out. This is always the best option.
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Formula should make a freehub body that you can simply switch out. This is always the best option.
Do you mean:
1. Replace the Shimano freehub body on a Shimano hub with a Formula-made Campag compatible one (didn't think you could do this)

or

2. Replace the Shimano compatible freehub body on a Formula hub with a Campy compatible one?

Thanks for the replies so far.
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Do you mean:
1. Replace the Shimano freehub body on a Shimano hub with a Formula-made Campag compatible one (didn't think you could do this)

or


2. Replace the Shimano compatible freehub body on a Formula hub with a Campy compatible one?

Thanks for the replies so far.

Ding, ding, Ding! We have a winner!

I just checked and the Formula RB-35 hub is Shimano/Campagnolo interchangable. All you need is an 11mm allen key and 2 minutes.
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Ding, ding, ding.....Another possibility! Buy the Shimano hub wheels and cassette now.

When you do get the Campy equipped bike, continue to use a Shimano cassette on the Shimano hub but buy a Jtek Shiftmate to let them work together.
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IN my opinion the best thing to do is to get a ocnversion cassette... They work quite fine, so fine that I have one. This is sometihng not many people will tell you but yes u can use the campy stuff using the shimano rear wheel, the only issue is that u'll lose some of the sprokets. I mean, some combinations wont work so from the 10 speeds probably 7 will work fine, all the other ones will be off of a few millimeters. I you dont mind that... u knnow that to do.

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IN my opinion the best thing to do is to get a ocnversion cassette... They work quite fine, so fine that I have one. This is sometihng not many people will tell you but yes u can use the campy stuff using the shimano rear wheel, the only issue is that u'll lose some of the sprokets. I mean, some combinations wont work so from the 10 speeds probably 7 will work fine, all the other ones will be off of a few millimeters. I you dont mind that... u knnow that to do.

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If you use the appropriate Shiftmate, all of your sprockets will shift properly. Conversion cassettes are functional but expensive. A $35 Shiftmate will last forever and give you access to any of the multitude of Shimano or SRAM cassettes.
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