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    Campy Ventos to 9 Speed

    Hey there!
    So I've boght a pair of those with a 8 spd cassette.. problem is I found a good 9 speed chorus equipped
    bike on ebay italy and got it. So, is there any "cheap" way to get a 9 speed cassette on the Vento? I know about the Corima freewheel but its quite pricey at around $100 for just the freewheel hub + another cassette.

    Thanks for any help!
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    Hopefully, you got my PM. About the price issue, remember while the cassette hub swap will set you back maybe a $100 swapping hubs is even more expensive. First, you'll probably need a hub, new spokes and nipples plus labor if you can't rebuild your own wheels. Vento's don't have 32 holes like regular Campy hubs. So, you'll have add a new rim that won't match the front rim. Which means a whole new rear wheel. It's way cheaper to add the cassette hub body when you start crunching the numbers. Good luck
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    You probably got me wrong.. I never even wanted to change the whole hub!
    Just the freehub cassette as you said. But the only thing that I need to know is if the veloce ones you named in the PM fit my Vento! Could you tell that by just seeing the thread pattern of the hub?

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    Thanks Bob! But unfortunately it doesn't mention anything about freehub compatibility.

    On another forum I was told to respace the 8 spd freehub with 8 9er spacers and 9 Cogs.. again has anybody tried this ever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alessandro! View Post
    Thanks Bob! But unfortunately it doesn't mention anything about freehub compatibility.

    On another forum I was told to respace the 8 spd freehub with 8 9er spacers and 9 Cogs.. again has anybody tried this ever?
    Not exactly, but it does tell you how you may be able to put 9s cogs on your 8s hub
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