New year, new wheels

New year, new wheels

Post by M. Marlett » Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:00


At this time of year, every year, I always get the
 urge to build myself some new wheels. Well, beats
 training...

 Ideally I'd like to use the new Ridiculously Light
 Campagnolo Chorus rear hub. However I run an 8 speed
 Campagnolo drivetrain. So, how about the following:

 1. build up the wheel with the new 9-speed hub.

 2. buy a Veloce 9 speed cassette (the one with separate
    sprockets);

 3. throw away the sprocket I don't want;

 4. mount the remaining sprockets on the 9-speed hub
    but with *8 speed* spacers.

 I know that there is a 1.2mm difference in the freehub
 body widths, but I reckon I can find a spacer to take
 that up. Also, if there is a difference in sprocket
 thickness then I have some 0.1mm acetate sheet lying
 around, from which I could make up some additional
 inter-sprocket spacers.

 Has anyone done this sort of botch-up before?

 Marco

 
 
 

New year, new wheels

Post by Ebbik » Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Ca-9 is cheaper than you think.   You can make your bike 9-s by changing the
shifter cam in the right shifter(30-45$), the chain(35-45$), and the jockey
pulleys(20-25$).
   The conversion can be done by any decent lbs( no rocket science here, the
whole job takes me approx 1/2 hr.).  This arrangement will index perfectly, the
ONLY caveat being that the downshift lever will engage a little farther in on
the middle 5 or so cogs. In order for it to be completely seamless, the front
ratchet ring also needs to be changed (5-10$).
   This doesn't take into account the MK-II cassette, which will run you about
40$ more than the veloce.
       It is a Very bad idea to run individual steel cogs on Anyone's aluminum
cassette body, as the cogs have a pronounced tendency to chew into the body.
Even Campy's, especially as the new bodies have only four spline engagements. I
have removed steel and ti cogs from alu bodies with a chainwhip, a hammer, and
a punch. Not pretty, and the new hubs are too gorgeous to do that to.
     BTW, Campy didn't just raise the bar with the new design, They Drop-kicked
the sucker. The seals are the equal of any cartridge bearing I've ever seen,
and the bearing adjustment  is the slickest in the industry. Period.

he's friendly and very helpful.
    Eamon Stanley
    Elliott Bay Bikes

 
 
 

New year, new wheels

Post by Invision » Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>  It is a Very bad idea to run individual steel cogs on Anyone's aluminum
>cassette body, as the cogs have a pronounced tendency to chew into the body.

I have a White Industries Rear hub with an alloy body with Shimano 8 Sp cogs
and the cogs ARE dug into the splines.  What is a better solution in Shimano 8
sp?

Clifford Lee

 
 
 

New year, new wheels

Post by PPWren » Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Has anyone done this sort of botch-up before?

Yes and it works-you can even use the Wheels red spacers which are a little
thicker than the black Campag ones-will work okay-

Peter