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Possible to convert Campy wheels to work with Shimano?

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Possible to convert Campy wheels to work with Shimano?

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In many cases you can simply install a new hub body to convert from one to another.
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Hub body?

Are you talking about the part that the cassette goes on or the actual hub? I want to use the campy hub, can I just change something on the hub but still use the existing hub?
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You could use a Campy to Shimano cassette. American Classic (along with several other companies) makes them. Those Conversion cassettes run about $100 though.

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See the colored bits? That's the part that gets changed.

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I'll try to clarify. Some third-party hub manufacturers (i.e., not Shimano and Campy) make interchangeable cassette bodies (the splined shell which accepts cassettes) which allow switching between Campy and Shimano. The part usually costs around $50-$60, but depends on the mfr. Mavic, for example, allows this.

If you are thinking about buying some wheels and then switching, best to make sure, in advance, that the part is available.
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I'll try to clarify. Some third-party hub manufacturers (i.e., not Shimano and Campy) make interchangeable cassette bodies (the splined shell which accepts cassettes) which allow switching between Campy and Shimano. The part usually costs around $50-$60, but depends on the mfr. Mavic, for example, allows this.

If you are thinking about buying some wheels and then switching, best to make sure, in advance, that the part is available.
Easton too, on some wheels like the Orion II set I have on the road bike.
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On most of the newer Campy wheels you can have the hub body changed (just the part the cassette sits not the whole hub) to take a Shimano cassette. I believe the retail for about 60 bucks or so and your local bike shop should be able to order it and install it for you.
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jtek shiftmate...I run a campy rear wheel on my otherwise shimano-equipped cross bike. Works like a charm:
https://jtekengineering.com/shiftmate.htm
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I've done this (though with 8 speed - 1995 Campagnolo Shamals)

Using a Campagnolo cassette or Campag compatible cassette with individual cogs (Chorus and Record have some cogs riveted with 10 speed so you will have to use another) and using shimano width spacers on the hub. Might need to fiddle with spacers but should be pretty simple actually.
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Originally Posted by jvan12345
jtek shiftmate...I run a campy rear wheel on my otherwise shimano-equipped cross bike. Works like a charm:
https://jtekengineering.com/shiftmate.htm
Wow, this looks simple and seems like it works, did other people do this too?

Hey if I get that adapter from jtek does that mean I still have to buy a campy cassette since I cant use my shimano cassette, correct?
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A fellow BF'er pointed out that in the 2008 Campy catalogs (online) there are parts for Shimano compatible freehub bodies. In other words, you can use a 100% Campy hub with a Shimano or compatible cassette.

I believe this is an offshoot of the fact that Fulcrums were available with Shimano compatible freehub bodies from day one, and since Campy and Fulcrum are one and the same...

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If it's ten speed you probably don't have to do anything. I've got campagnolo hubs and cassettes and they work fine with Ultegra.
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Campy makes a Chorus quality Shimano splined freehub body.
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Originally Posted by s4one
Wow, this looks simple and seems like it works, did other people do this too?

Hey if I get that adapter from jtek does that mean I still have to buy a campy cassette since I cant use my shimano cassette, correct?
Yep. Still have to use the campy cassette.
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