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Campagnolo freehub on Shimano wheels?

Old 01-08-20, 10:42 AM
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Campagnolo freehub on Shimano wheels?

I just bought a Bianchi Sempre Veloce and am wanting to swap the wheels from the Reparto Corse 5.1 lites to Shimano WH-RS500. What are the odds of the Campagnolo freehub mounting to the Shimano wheel?
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Originally Posted by OkFine View Post
What are the odds of the Campagnolo freehub mounting to the Shimano wheel?
Not likely. If it was 11 speed you could just use a Shimano cassette, but it doesn't work with 10 speed.
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Not likely. If it was 11 speed you could just use a Shimano cassette, but it doesn't work with 10 speed.
I considered putting a spacer in and then using a 10 speed Shimano cassette if swapping freehubs wasn't an option. I'm not sure how that would shift though.
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Originally Posted by OkFine View Post
I considered putting a spacer in and then using a 10 speed Shimano cassette if swapping freehubs wasn't an option. I'm not sure how that would shift though.
this cassette will work, but it's not cheap.

https://www.interlocracing.com/shop/...earch=cassette
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A few years ago I bought an Ambrosio Shimano spline/Campy spacing cassette to do that exact thing. Found it on Ebay. Worked great but I have not seen them in years.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
this cassette will work, but it's not cheap.

https://www.interlocracing.com/shop/...earch=cassette
Cheaper than new wheels though. I was already wanting to change the cassette from the 12-25 to something along the lines of 11-28. I suppose 11-32 might do the trick.

Ideally I would take the Reparto Corse wheels and stick them on the bike the Shimano wheels came from, but then I'll have the reverse problem: putting a Shimano freehub on a wheel designed for Campagnolo. I don't know if that's any more friendly of a transition.
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A few years ago I bought an Ambrosio Shimano spline/Campy spacing cassette to do that exact thing. Found it on Ebay. Worked great but I have not seen them in years.
Yeah those seem to be few and far between.
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Originally Posted by OkFine View Post
Cheaper than new wheels though. I was already wanting to change the cassette from the 12-25 to something along the lines of 11-28. I suppose 11-32 might do the trick.

Ideally I would take the Reparto Corse wheels and stick them on the bike the Shimano wheels came from, but then I'll have the reverse problem: putting a Shimano freehub on a wheel designed for Campagnolo. I don't know if that's any more friendly of a transition.
if your Shimano bike is 11 speed, just use an 11 speed Campagnolo cassette, and you are good to go.

JTek might have a little conversion kit to make it happen.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
if your Shimano bike is 11 speed, just use an 11 speed Campagnolo cassette, and you are good to go.

JTek might have a little conversion kit to make it happen.
I just realized that and came back to scratch that other post out. This is a pricier project than I thought since I had originally thought freehub mounting was somewhat standard and wouldn't incur any compatibility issues, but reasonable really. Especially considering how cheap the bike was. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by OkFine View Post
I just bought a Bianchi Sempre Veloce and am wanting to swap the wheels from the Reparto Corse 5.1 lites to Shimano WH-RS500. What are the odds of the Campagnolo freehub mounting to the Shimano wheel?
Very low. Everyone makes their own freehubs and from one year to the next they often change. I even had a set of Campy wheels with ball and cone bearings on which the freehub appeared to be pressed on in such a manner that it was not removeable. The reverse is not the case. You can get Shimano freehubs from the Campy wheel manufacturer - Fulcrum.
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Originally Posted by OkFine View Post
I just bought a Bianchi Sempre Veloce and am wanting to swap the wheels from the Reparto Corse 5.1 lites to Shimano WH-RS500. What are the odds of the Campagnolo freehub mounting to the Shimano wheel?
Does Shimano even make Campy freehubs for their wheels? Assuming they don't, are there any third party vendors that make them?
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Does Shimano even make Campy freehubs for their wheels? Assuming they don't, are there any third party vendors that make them?
Not that I could find. I ended up ordering a Campagnolo cassette that mounts to a Shimano freehub that was linked above. I think it will work out if they will ever ship it.
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