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I have a pair of Mavic wheels with a Shimano compatible hub. I am about to swap to a full Campy group. Can I keep my Mavics? Is there some sort of adaptor to use a campy cassette on a shimano compatible hub - or is this impossible?
 
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1) You can chnage the freehub body on the wheels.

2) You can use a conversion cassette such as American Classic or Wheels MAnufacturing.

3) You can use a Jtek Shiftmate.

I have used both conversion cassettes and Jtek's extensively. Set up properly, they work like a charm and you will never know you have mixed and matched.
 

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+1 on the Jtek.

I was skeptical at first, but it works very well (only have a few hundred miles on it so far).

I would be interested to hear from people who have many many miles on one, but it would seem that there would be little wear/diminished performance with an aged Jtek.

One other plug for this gadget is the cost savings you get with Shimano cassettes. Perhaps the Campy durability is better (I do not know), but the lower cost of a Shimano cassette vs. Campy is very attractive to me!
 

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+1 on the Jtek.

I was skeptical at first, but it works very well (only have a few hundred miles on it so far).

I would be interested to hear from people who have many many miles on one, but it would seem that there would be little wear/diminished performance with an aged Jtek.

One other plug for this gadget is the cost savings you get with Shimano cassettes. Perhaps the Campy durability is better (I do not know), but the lower cost of a Shimano cassette vs. Campy is very attractive to me!
3K plus on mine, not so much as a quarter-turn of an adjuster needed. I use mine to run Campy shifters against a Shimano drivetrain. Perfection.

Shimano compatible cassettes are also available in a wider range of gearing choices, for what that's worth.
 

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Probably the least painful (as in amount of work) is a conversion cassette. My American Classic works like a charm.
 
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