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    Modding a Standard Hub For Capreo

    I wonder, can't I just build a rear wheel with a "normal/standard" Shimano (or other) road hub and then substitute a Capreo hub body for the hub body? Then I could buy a Capreo cogset and use the 3 proprietary cogs and pick seven D/A or Ultegra 10 speed cogs to make up a 10 speed cogset as I see fit, right?

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    the distance between the 9, 10, 11 would be different from the spacing between the rest of the cassette. I also doubt 8 cogs can fit where shimano fits 7.

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    I see. But you could substitute the Capreo hub body on "normal" hub and use it for 9 speeds, right?

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    Have you seen an exploded diagram of a Capreo freehub? The interface between the cassette body and the hub shell is the same but positioned differently laterally. You will have real problems with excessive OLN distance, excessive clearance between cassette and spokes and excessive dish.

    The short answer is no, it won't work. Another opinion http://www.bentrideronline.com/messa...ad.php?t=37518

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    I saw a pic of those two hub bodies next to each other and it left me with the impression they were not interchangable. I'll see if I can remember where that was...
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