At this time of year, every year, I always get the
urge to build myself some new wheels. Well, beats
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
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
Has anyone done this sort of botch-up before?