Shimano to campy

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by DesFlurane, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. DesFlurane

    DesFlurane New Member

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    Hi,
    Can a Shimano SL2.4 be converted to run Campy?
    Thanks.
     
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  2. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    yes, you need a new freehub. Contact your local PT supplier, or feel free to give me a shout.

    Ric
     
  3. DesFlurane

    DesFlurane New Member

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    Good morning Ric :)

    Thanks very much, am considering swapping to a Pinarello and Shimano just wouldn't be right!
    How long does it take to swap? Also a rough price guide or RRP would be good.
    Thanks again.
     
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    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    It takes about a couple of minutes to swap. Take the cassette off, undo the freehub, change a couple washers, put new freehub on, put new cassette on.

    I believe the recommended retail price in the UK is UK£50, but that price may have just come down or be about to come down.

    Ric
     
  5. Nicolai Foss

    Nicolai Foss New Member

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    Is that a general price redution for PT:)
     
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    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    No, but we have some offers on.

    Ric
     
  7. DesFlurane

    DesFlurane New Member

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    Thanks for the speedy reply. Sounds great.

    Now to decide whether I need a new car or a Pinny Prince?
    It's an easy one really as there's nothing wrong with a 2 year old car is there?
    Real question is do I sell my R3 for a set of Lightweights/Boras?
    Or use the R3 for my commute and a set of 404s for the Prince?
    Lovely decisions to make :D
     
  8. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    Or, get some coaching and improve much more than just what a new bike provides (i've no idea if you do have any coaching, i'm just throwing out another option!)

    ric
     
  9. scmtnboy

    scmtnboy New Member

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    I am thinking of doing this also. I will be switching the other way (Campy to Shimano) so I can train on my cross bike with power. I thought you needed to re-dish the rear wheel. Does anyone know if this is correct? Thanks.
     
  10. marko16

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    I left the shimano on as you can run a cheap cassette, and I got a great deal on a Sram cassette. I have no issues running my campy stuff with shimano. Just a thought.
     
  11. kytyree

    kytyree New Member

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    There is no need to re-dish the wheel. Changing the freehub body will allow you to switch either way. You can also use a shimano wheel with Campy mechs by using a conversion cassette which I think shift just fine.

    I also use my campy powertap wheel with campy cassette on my shimano TT bike all the time without problems. Since it has bar end shifters that can use either index or friction mode shifting is not a problem when using a campy cassette and shimano rear mech. Then a twist of a knob and I can go back to index mode for my shimano disc wheel.
     
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