Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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Before doing all of that, check out Colorado Cyclists "custom wheels". A Campy Record 10-speed hub built with a Mavic Open Pro or CXP-33 rim is $246 - $250 brand new. I believe CC is offering free shipping on orders over $150 also. Between modifying your hub, purchasing a new rim and spokes and lacing it up, can you get under that price?
I agree about Campy parts pricing. It does make "disposable parts" seem reasonable. For example, Branford Bike wants $9 EACH for the little plastic bearing retainers used in current Campy hubs, and this is only for the plastic ring, it doesn't include the bearings themselves. Be careful if you break the originals during an overhaul!