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Yes, it works. I ran a Campy hub and cassette with Shimano DuraAce shifters and derailleurs with no problem. Chain was usually SRAM or Shimano. 9 speed is wonderfully versatile in this regard! Just make sure your rear derailleur hanger is straight. That tends to exaggerate tolerance discrepancies more than anything else.


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A normal Campagnolo cassette will work, but possibly not as smoothly as pure Shimano or Campagnolo setup. The width difference between 9-speed Shimano and Campagnolo cassettes is 1.9 mm. If you adjust the derailleur for middle cog and fix the smallest and largest cogs with limit screws, cogs 2 and 8 will be off by 0.73 mm. This setup has been used in races ...


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My reasoning is that since I will only ever use the 29 tooth on the cassette with the 34 tooth chainring, that chain length should not be an issue. I wouldn’t count on that. It just needs one sleepy, careless moment where you shift and shift and shift while being on the big chainring. I’ve tried too-short chains on a bike stand with manual pedaling and ...


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The only issue would be if your current chain length assumed you would not use the 27 with the 50, while now you presumably might do so now. In that case you might be one short. I would change the cassette, then put the bike on a stand, and try it. I find it hard to avoid occasional cross-chaining, but you may not. If adding a link solves the problem, ...


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I agree with @ Nik that it should not be an issue. You can verify it by shifting the chain to the big ring in the front and the large cog in the rear. With your hands fold the chain over itself to simulate it being two links shorter. Observe the rear derailleur. You should see two bends in the chains as it passes around the jockey wheels. If the chain ...


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It sounds like you already know the range of high and low gears that work for you on your normal rides – an 11-24 cassette with a 38 tooth chainring, which covers a range of 93.1 to 42.7 "gear inches." The closest standard 8-speed cassettes are an 11-23 or a 12-23 (Sheldon Brown has a list of available cassettes). Both are pretty close to the range you're ...


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If you aren't using many of the gears, then you should definitely go for something with a smaller range. The triple crank will give you plenty of range even without a wide range cassette. They sell 12-25 and 12-23 cassettes which may be closer to what you are looking for. I have an 8 speed cassette with a 52-42-30 crankset and I opted for the 12-23 cassette. ...


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As Blam and Batman have already suggested you will not go faster. The main reason is that your top speed is determined by the number of teeth on the smallest rear cog. The smallest cog available on a normal cluster / cassette has 11 teeth. If your smallest cog already has 11 teeth, then you will definitely not go faster with a new one. If it currently ...


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If you want to go 9 speed, you'll need a Shimano-compatible 9 speed shifter for the rear (i.e. the right shifter). You'll also want a 9 speed chain. Your hub should be fine for the cassette swap. And the 9 speed cassette, of course. In terms of how much faster you should go, possibly none. You really need to keep up a good cadence most likely and you'd be ...


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Ok so I figured this out. I tracked down a 0.5mm spacer and when I went to switch out one of the spacers I realised they were almost the same size. The White Industries spacer are just over 0.5mm. When I lined them up next to a Shimano 1mm spacer they were slightly taller. Replaced the two White industries with one Shimano spacer re indexed, chain rub is ...


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You're thinking about this from the wrong side of the cassette. All cassettes end at roughly the same point or the lockring wouldn't engage correctly. The spacers are to make sure there is significant compression, but because the cassette is still in the same spot relative to the drive side of the wheel the chainline shouldn't change. That said you might ...


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Might be a spec change by Shimano - I know that there is no change to the Campag chain. As they are not designed to be compatible, if Shimano have changed something they will have done so only referencing their own 9s HG type chain which is slightly narrower than Campagnolo's. The other things to look at are a stiif link or a chain rivet protruding slightly ...



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