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Old 07-19-13, 03:19 PM
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mixing and matching manufacturers and freehubs

I have recently inherited some nice DT swiss wheels. Unfortunately the back wheel is running a Shimano freehub where as I'm currently running an old school steel frame with campag mirage 8 speed groupset. What options, if any, do I have to make this wheelset work with my current setup?
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IIRC DT makes a campy compatible freehub body. Also there are cassette cog spacer kits out there to change from Shimano to campy cog C-C dimensions. Lastly you could insert the correct Shiftmate adapter into the cable run to change the der's cable movement ratio and run the Campy Ergo levers, a der of your choice and Shimano cassette. This last method is what I use on 4 of my bikes. Andy.
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You can get replacement DT Swiss freehubs, in Campagnolo flavor, as you have 8 speed, you would need to research the splines your cassette has, and that they match the DT Swiss freehub, as the Campagnolo splines have changed over the years and going from 8-11 speed, some are backwards/forwards compatible, others are not.

You shouldn't have any issues with the OLD, as 8 speed Mirage will be 130mm, which is the same as current road rear wheels are.
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A couple of options:

1) Replace the freehub with a Campag style, if DT Swiss (still) makes one for that hub. This is probably the best option.
2) Keep the Shimano hub, get a Shimano 7-speed cassette and a 4.5 mm spacer, and use your existing shifters as-is (but with one less gear). http://www.ctc.org.uk/cyclists-libra...gears/shimergo
3) Get a Shiftmate and a Shimano 8-speed derailleur and cluster.
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