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Cassette woes...(campy conversion)

Old 06-11-05, 09:02 PM
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Cassette woes...(campy conversion)

Well I got to working on my campy conversion, using an conversion cassette (the ebayer claimed it was american classic, but I'm pretty sure it's wheels mfg, since the lockring says so )

However I got a problem where the pins on the rear cluster rubs up on the "outer" spokes on my drive side.
The hub in question is a shimano 9-sp 105 hub.

Is this normal when using heavy gague spokes? I'm using 14ga straight spokes if that sheds any light on things.

I'm hoping I don't have to spend hours carefully filing down those pins.
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Was a 9 or 10 speed conversion? I believe I saw the same one on ebay? Campy 10 speed cassettes hang over the hub on the lowest gear. That is why you can upgrade Campy 8 speed wheels to 9/10 on some wheels but not others. The cassette or the chain will rub or, really bad, jam into the spokes. You almost have to try it on an individual basis. You might be better off buying some FSA 200 or 400 wheels. They make a Campy and Shimano freehub body. Just change the hub when you want ride Campy or Shimano. The wheels are very reasonabley priced. I hope this helps.

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yeah, I'll probably just buy some chorus hubs and get em laced to some MA-3 rims. That way it will be similar strength-wise to my current wheels.

It just pisses me off since I'll have to use my mountain bike for commuting for a while, as I've dropped nearly $1000 into parts/tools so far.

on the other hand, would it be possible to re-lace that side of the wheel to be inside spokes only, or would that lead to future problems down the road?
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