robsallnow wrote:I'm not 100% sure but I'm think that whilst the 7 speed cassette was Campag compatible the 8 speed was ShimaNO compatible.
Campyfan wrote:Richard you were asking for a way to solve your problem, and i do know a lot easier ways to solve it other than the route i went with my reply, however i was under the assumption you wanted to KEEP the 550 hub.
To be realistic, reworking the 550 hub the way i said will take less than 20 minutes to actually do, its just i was trying to be explicit as to how and what to do in case you wanted a "step by step" written process, which takes a lot of fiddley explaining.
Just buying another hub is probably what you should have done initially, and kick away on yourself for selling the Veloce wheels with pleasure.
Campyfan wrote:Ah well what can i say that you havent said already Richard, alloy nipples are really not for everyday wheel sets and the corrosive nature of water mixed with salt or sweat only makes matters worse. As you found out after a while they crumble and turn to dust when you try to make any adjustments to the spokes.
cs1 wrote:I bought an old set of SR wheels that were converted to 8 speed. The owner put in a long 140mm axle to fit 130mm spacing. There is a virtually unused Sach 12-21 freewheel on it. It works fine on my Chorus 8 speed bike. As far as I'm concerned it's a go.
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