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Old 10-06-10, 11:10 AM   #1
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Changing campy freehub body from 8 to 9-speed?

Hello,

is it possible to upgrade 8 speed campagnolo rear hub into 9 speed by changing the freehub?

I was thinking about taking the 9 speed freehub from veloce hub and placing it into record 8-speed one...

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Old 10-08-10, 02:06 AM   #2
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any1?
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Old 10-08-10, 03:10 AM   #3
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Hello,

is it possible to upgrade 8 speed campagnolo rear hub into 9 speed by changing the freehub?
Yes. You might need to add a second FH-RE017 washer on the right side too (the 9-speed freeehub is wider, and although the parts diagram show 2 spacers on some of the 8 speed hubs there may only be 1 there, and with just 1 the chain may not clear the dropout on the small cog). I converted both of my '96 chorus hubs when Campagnolo discontinued my favorite 8 speed cassette (but before the Chorus/Record freehubs dried up).

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I was thinking about taking the 9 speed freehub from veloce hub and placing it into record 8-speed one...
Depends on vintage - some of the newer hubs have cartridge bearings.

You may need to move the axle too (Athena/Veloce shared an axle - I have no clue if that's due to the freehub or other differences).

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any1?
Yep, I've done it on a 1995 Chorus hub.
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IN my opinion will be cheaper just get a new hub set. MIche rc2, like 90 bucks. Good stuff.
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Campag also sells a freehub driver to use 9 speed shimano cassettes, its a C note,
then more common and wider range cassettes can be used,
beneficial like on tandems and tourers, ... its interface is steel , not aluminum.
in stock at Cambria .. at last web search.

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...+Free+Hub+Body

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Campag also sells a freehub driver to use 9 speed shimano cassettes, its a C note,
You have to be careful there.

1999 Chorus/Record, 2000-2007 Centaur/Daytona/Chorus/Record, and newer Record hubs all have over-sized aluminum axles which take different free hub bodies than the older designs (meaning all 8 speed hubs) with 10mm steel axles.

Both types of freehubs exist for Campagnolo's Taiwanese built Fulcrum hubs but I don't know how they interchange, or whether the Campagnolo branded cartridge bearing hub 10mm bodies swap (obviously the axles don't).

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They have Romanian factorys now too, Campag is outsourcing
like the rest of capitalist exploitation of labor.
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I've done it on my veloce/mirage sealed hubs with the steel axles.
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