You shouldn't really have to do anything special. As far as I can determine based on replies on this
newsgroup (I don't actually own a Campy wheelset) that the Campy 9 and Shimano 9 spacing is close
enough that it shouldn't matter.
Try it and see. You may be pleasantly surprised that you don't have to go spending a lot more $$
unless you really want to.
Mike "Paul Southworth" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> In article <[email protected]
>, Steve Sloan <[email protected]
> >BlankI have a 9 speed Campy wheel set that is much more aero than any of
> >Shimano wheels. The ONLY time I want to mount these wheels is during our bike clubs rare time
> >trials. (Note: I need all the help I can get.)
> >It mostly sorta works almost great. But I remember hearing that somebody makes a set of
> >replacement spacers that I can use with the rear wheel to correctly space the cogs for Shimano.
> >Can anybody help with more info?
> Wheels Manufacturing makes a kit called the SHIFT-7 spacer set which can be used to turn a
> loose-cog Campy cassette (for example, Veloce, but not Record or Chorus) into 9s Shimano. Any bike
> shop can order the Wheels spacer set. The 9s Veloce cassette is sometimes hard to find in some
> sizes. I bought two 13-28 Veloce clusters from Nashbar for $32 each last time, I think that is a
> fair deal and I think they still have them in stock. Several other vendors could not obtain
> You can also try to meticulously service your drivetrain - new slick cables, light lubricant,
> checking friction at each stop, lube derailleur, new chain, correct chainline, and then adjust so
> that the derailleur cog centers best when it's in the middle of the cluster. With some care, you
> can sometimes obtain satisfactory results without respacing the cluster since they are quite close
> to the same. If any part of the system is marginal then you lose. If it doesn't work great, you
> can adjust out a few cogs (restrict derailleur range of motion) and have it shift over a smaller
> distance, centered in the middle of the available cogs - usually improves as you shrink the total
> distance it moves. No skipping & jumping should be tolerated.