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What are my options?? Fulcrum related...

Old 05-23-07, 04:48 PM
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What are my options?? Fulcrum related...

So I have been watching...and I finally found someone local selling Fulcrum 5 EVO in black that were take offs. I bought them under the assumption that they were 9 and 10 speed compatible, I have 105 9-speed group. They are definitely 10 speed only. So should I use a 10 speed cassette/chain for now until I can upgrade shifters or buy a 9 speed freehub

Any suggestions/help would be appreciated!!

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Old 05-24-07, 04:52 AM
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If you use a 10 speed cassette and 9 speed shifters, you just wont be able to use the 10th gear. And then upgrade to 10 speed if you want.. But we dont need it in florida. Or see if they make a spacer. I hads to use a spacer on my mountainbike.. I know Mavic makes spacers for there hubs/freewheels
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Yeah I am thinking that would be easy enough...but was wondering about replacing the freehub and keeping my relatively new chain and cassette for another 3000 miles.

Where can I get the replacement fulcrum freehub or will a new shimano like I listed work with the fulcrum hub??

any other thoughts??
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I am pretty sure Fulcrum is no longer making the 9 speed compatible freehub but I could be wrong there...I do know they are no longer importing it into the US.

It is an interesting situation that I think is arising here...pretty clearly Camagnolo (makers of Fulcrum) is making these wheels and making the HG compatible freehubs to get to the Shimano aftermarket wheel market...but they are also excluding SRAM users by going with the deeper splines and my guess is that they fully know they are doing that and trying to make it harder for the SRAM adopters to get wheels, thus limiting their options and making them think 2x about weather SRAM is the right choice or not. Think about it, a SRAM user now cannot buy higher level Shimano wheels and they also can't buy Fulcrum or Campagnolo wheels....while there are other wheels out there IMO the bigs are doing this to squeeze SRAM.

Does Shimano have a patent on the deeper splined freehub/cassette design? At this point SRAM needs to redesign their cassettes to fit the 10 speed freehubs...they really have no other choice.

But back to the topic at hand. Try to find the 9 speed freehub or get a 10 speed cassette and get a J-Tek shiftmate. The spacing on the cassettes is different and your 9 speed shifters wont give you good shifting on a 10 speed cassette. You want shiftmate #2 http://jtekengineering.com/shiftmate.htm
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Yea.... LickBike argued with me that the SRAM cassettes would work on my Fulcrum 1s

I just put a Shimano cassette on them and moved the SRAM cassette to my Powertap wheel. The biggest suck is that you have to use a Campy lockring but normally, that's supposed to be included I guess. Mine wasn't.
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I have the lockring that says right on it 10sp. I had read your thread about your issues.
The wheels look good with my 07 Felt F55 frame and fork though...lol....otherwise I would probably just resell them.

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Originally Posted by Tremor2k
So I have been watching...and I finally found someone local selling Fulcrum 5 EVO in black that were take offs. I bought them under the assumption that they were 9 and 10 speed compatible, I have 105 9-speed group. They are definitely 10 speed only. So should I use a 10 speed cassette/chain for now until I can upgrade shifters or buy a 9 speed freehub

Any suggestions/help would be appreciated!!
The same thing happend to me by a piker scambay seller. Wheel shows up and it is 10 speed only. You might be able to located a 9 speed hub but as I found out not only are they hard to come by but expensive. $160 for a 9 speed Shimano hub for the Fulcrum 3 wheels. Fulcrum's web site is outdated and not alot of help. The best(least expensive) option is the Shiftmate option. Search the fourm on this and ther is plenty of info.
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Well I sent an email to jensonusa to see if the 9 speed ultegra 6500 HG freehub will work with the fulcrum hubs. If so I will go that route.
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jenson says no. It must be the fulcrum made part. Uggh.

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Update

Just another update for those who might be interested. In looking at the part diagrams for the Racing 7 and Racing 5 wheels the free hub part number is R5-015 on both for shimano 8/9/10 compatible. The 10 only is a different part number R5-019.

I have been working with Clive at www.glorycycles.com (Orlando, Florida) who has been quick to respond in email and overall very helpful trying to resolve this.

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Originally Posted by Tremor2k
Just another update for those who might be interested. In looking at the part diagrams for the Racing 7 and Racing 5 wheels the free hub part number is R5-015 on both for shimano 8/9/10 compatible. The 10 only is a different part number R5-019.

I have been working with Clive at www.glorycycles.com (Orlando, Florida) who has been quick to respond in email and overall very helpful trying to resolve this.

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I've been considering a set myself (7s though, I've not got too much mad money). My bike is Shimano 9-speed. Do I take your post above to mean that the 7s are 8/9/10 compatible out of the box? Or is that the part number for the expensive-and-hard-to-find freehub?
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Just buy my Fulcrum 1's and be done with it.
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