Campagnolo 11 speed and Bontrager wheels compatibility issue?
I was wondering if anyone has tried using Campagnolo 11 speed successfully with Bontrager wheels?
I currently have an older set of Bontrager wheels that came with DT Swiss 240 rear hub. I switched out the freehub body to Campagnolo, but the cassette rubs the spokes. Adding a spacer would make it rub the frame.
I've run into that problem. The solution is simple in theory, a bit more difficult in practice: there's a tube-shaped spacer that slides onto the axle before the freehub body. You need to remove the freehub body (just pull hard on the cassette) and add a very thin spacer that effectively makes that tube just a hair longer, just enough to get the cassette to stop hitting the spokes.
Finding such a spacer will be the tricky part. When I'm at work tomorrow, I'll try to remember to rummage for one that'll do the trick; if I do, I'll let you know and mail it to you.
One might think "hey, I'll just add a spacer between the cassette itself and the cassette body" but this results in the small cog clinging by a hair to the cassette body, not a workable solution if you plan to apply meaningful amounts of power.
Ok, I made you a spacer from a pedal washer, the kind that goes between a crankarm and a pedal axle. The outside diameter was big enough it might've interfered with the seal on the cartridge bearing, so I spun it down to a smaller diameter using a bench grinder. PM me your mailing address and I'll send it out in tomorrow's mail
That's weird, I saw your post too but not sure where it went now. The kit I bought from a private party just came with two pieces - the freehub body and the axle cap itself. I didn't notice an internal spacer (unless it's already integrated). Any big differences between the axle caps? I have the old cap that accompanied the Shimano free hub and they look just about identical.