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Old 09-21-08, 05:04 PM
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Campy Cassette Questions

I fell a bit naive asking this question, but in the day since I was a bike mechanic, freewheels have been replaced with cassettes!

I just purchased a Campy Veloce hub set, that's I'm building up into a set of wheels. What cassettes can I fit on there? Is there a difference between Shimano and Campy cassettes/splines? Can I just willy nilly buy any cassette, or are there different types?

Even tho I feel a little silly asking this question, I've been trying to find the answer, and and the various other internet information sites don't really answer it for me!

Would you please help me out?

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Campy and Shimano cassettes use different splines and different cog spacing and are NOT interchangable.

For a Shimano compatible hubs you can use a Shimano, SRAM or a couple of house-brand (Nashbar for one) cassettes.

For Campy hubs, you are pretty much stuck using the manufacturer's cassettes although there are a couple of aftermarket Campy-compatible cassettes. IRD is one maker aftermarket of Campy splined and spaced cassettes.
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If it is a new hub set of the current Campagnolo design plan on using Campy 10-speed shifters, cassette, and chain. Campy components are basically not compatible with other brands, and their earlier components are not generally compatible with their later stuff.
Branford Bike is a good online source for Campy parts and information:

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Miche also makes Campa compatible cassettes/cogs.
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Here's the skinny:

For Campag-compatible 10-speed cassettes, you can either go OEM (i.e. Campag), Miche or IRD. And your best bet, price-wise, on the OEM cassettes is often PBK.

If you need Campag spacing on a S10 carrier, American Classic and Wheels Manufacturing both make Campag-spaced cassettes out of Shimano hardware (either Ultegra or Dura-Ace), allowing you to expand your wheel search to anything you want.
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