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    Campy / Shimano Hybrid Grouppo Advice

    I currently have a DA/Ultegra 9 speed group mix on a refurbished lugged steel frame. I recently purchased an NOS set of Campagnolo Record wheels (9/10/11 speed record hub, DT spokes, OP's). Since all of my bikes are Shimano, I'm debating my options. I currently run a 53/39 with a 12-27 cassette. I need gearing at least this low, and would actually prefer lower. Cost is an issue.

    1) Use a Shiftmate with a 9 speed Campy cassette. I don't think 9 speed Campy came in anything lower than a 26 though. I would need a compact crank for lower gearing.

    2) Go 10 speed, but then I need new shifters at a minimum. Would get me equivalent gearing.

    3) Sell of my 9 speed Shimano stuff and buy a complete Campy group.

    Any thoughts / experienced appreciated.

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    I'm not clear on where you want to end up.
    What was the point of buying a Campy wheel if you're running all Shimano ?
    If cost is an issue, why would you consider switching all over to Campy ?
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    +1 just finish buying the rest of the Campag stuff..

    + another frame for hanging the Shimano stuff on.. ..

    then you end up with a bike to sell rather than a bunch of parts
    to hawk one at a time.

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    9 sp Ultegra and DA are getting in pretty high demand on ebay. I would think about selling it as a group. Then use the money to buy a new Campy group from Ribble. Good luck on whatever you choose.
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    Google for a Campy to Shimano freehub. I know this has been offered. It's a Campy freehub splined for an 8, 9, 10-speed Shimano cassette. It allows you to convert a Campy wheel to Shimano without having to rebuild the wheel. I have a referance for it but I'm not home now.
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    there is a campy 9 speed cassette available 13-28 and get a shiftmate from jtek and it should work.
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    I bought the campy wheels because they were brand new, with bags and skewers for $200. For that price I could come up with a solution for less than the retail cost of those wheels. The campy to shimano freehub body sounds interesting.

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