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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
    Don't have one yet. Still waiting for inspiration.

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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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    Ignore me completely. Oops.
    Last edited by nerobro; 12-17-07 at 11:17 PM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    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.
    Don't have one yet. Still waiting for inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie View Post
    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)

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    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.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    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.

    Thanks
    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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