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Old 08-27-10, 04:22 PM
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Campy cassette with Shimano everything else

I have been searching this forum, Sheldon's site, and the internet at large but I still want to make sure I am understanding things right.

I have a 9-speed 2005 Lemond Buenos Aires that has always been 100% Shimano components. I bought a wheelset for a fantastic price, and when it arrived today in the mail, I completely forgot that it has a Campagnolo Chorus hub on it. I can't use my current Shimano cassette on it, I can't return the wheels, and I won't be rebuilding the wheels.

Now, I just want to make sure that it would possible to buy a cassette that will work with the Campy hub and have it work reasonably well with the rest of my bike. Or do I need to do/buy something else to have everything work in unison?
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Depending on who made the hub it may be possible to replace the freehub with an 8, 9, 10-speed Shimano compatible freehub. For this you would need to contact the hub manufacturer, and they will ask for the hub serial number. Otherwise buy a different wheel set or rebuild the rear wheel with a Shimano hub.
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This will do just what you need. The Model #1 will let you use Shimano 9-speed shifters and a shimano rear derailleur with a 9-speed Campy cassette. http://jtekengineering.com/shiftmate.htm

There are cassettes made to fit Campy hubs with Shimano spacing but the Shiftmate is less expensive and works better.
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this is a freehub component made by Campag for their hubs that takes shimano 9 speed casettes

spline exterior is steel too. so quite durable..

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That freehub is interesting but dang... It is still cheaper to purchase a new Campy cassette and a J-Tek Shiftmate.
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