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Old 11-28-08, 02:48 PM   #1
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Campy Shamals converted to Fixed Gear Hub

I just bought a set of Campy Shamals 12 HPW Wheels and planning on lacing them to a Dura-Ace 36h Fixed/Fixed Hub and was wondering if you needed to get different size spokes? or could you use the same ones.

OR! Would it even be safe to run 12 spokes/ 36h hub

Also, the front has a skewer, how would I go on to change it so it has a regular axle bolt?

Please help me out!

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12 spoke rear wheel...really?.....
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Welcome to the 1990's.
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I just bought a set of Campy Shamals 12 HPW Wheels and planning on lacing them to a Dura-Ace 36h Fixed/Fixed Hub and was wondering if you needed to get different size spokes? or could you use the same ones.

OR! Would it even be safe to run 12 spokes/ 36h hub

Also, the front has a skewer, how would I go on to change it so it has a regular axle bolt?

Please help me out!

Thanks,
-n00b
If you want your hub flanges to explode, go ahead and put proper tension on a hub that

a) wasn't designed for radial lacing, ESPECIALLY 12 spokes on 36
b) not warrantied for radial lacing

You will need to get a custom drilled phil wood 12 hole rear hub if you want that to stand any chance of surviving. Those shamals were designed for internal nipples, your only real choice if you want to run regular spokes is to lace them up, and then use a spoke washer + inverted nipple.

You'll need a park internal nipple wrench to true/tighten them. That is, assuming you're building them yourself.

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12 spoke rear wheel...really?.....
There was a reason why the shamals went from 12 to 14 to 16 on the last iteration.
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Thanks for everything you guys!

Maybe I should just sell them...

Anyone interested?
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