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Does anyone know if these freehub bodies are interchangeable? I already have the Campy hub, and it comes apart very easily, and the freehub body slides out independent of the axle. Is the Shimano body the same, or is it a standard issue Shimano body that must be removed with a massive hex wrench? I ask because, if they are identical, I'm going to buy the set and swap the freehub bodies.

The main differences I see in the photo are: steel axle end on the Shimano hub, whereas the Campy hub has a one-piece aluminum axle, and hub body shape.

<img src='https://i13.ebayimg.com/04/i/06/51/24/45_1.JPG'>

<img src='https://bikewagon.com/ebaypics/ritchey/DSCN4736.JPG'>
 

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Bump.

Someone could offer me a HUGE hand here, I just know it... :D

Here's some photos of what mine looks like inside. Does anyone know if the Shimano one has identical internals? ...Or does anyone have a Shimano model they're willing to pop apart and look inside of, maybe take a few photos? This took maybe 30 seconds to pull apart, another 30 to put it back together. 2 mm hex wrench on the DS nut, whack the axle-end, and slide it apart. Reassembly doesn't require anything more. Thanks a bunch - I really appreciate any help!
 

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What's the question?

I can't hardly figure out what you're asking here. You mention a Campy hub, but I don't get where that fits into the picture. At any rate, unless you have some specific insight that somebody is rebadging some other product, the chances of things being interchangeable are small. This is particularly true of Campy or Shimano with anything else. You almost always need brand-specific parts to change a given hub, unless it is the above-mentioned re-badge.
 

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Doesn't look like it to me.

SDizzle said:
Someone could offer me a HUGE hand here, I just know it... :D

Here's some photos of what mine looks like inside. Does anyone know if the Shimano one has identical internals? ...Or does anyone have a Shimano model they're willing to pop apart and look inside of, maybe take a few photos? This took maybe 30 seconds to pull apart, another 30 to put it back together. 2 mm hex wrench on the DS nut, whack the axle-end, and slide it apart. Reassembly doesn't require anything more. Thanks a bunch - I really appreciate any help!
That WCS hub looks like some type of DT Swiss hub (judging by the freehub construction), and I don't think the pro-level and below are the same construction. I think I've replaced a freehub on a pro-level hub before, and it came off by removing the axle and unscrewing it with a 12mm allen. But....that might have been a comp, don't remember honestly. You can always call Ritchey and ask them ;) .
 

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Anti-gravity said:
...I think I've replaced a freehub on a pro-level hub before, and it came off by removing the axle and unscrewing it with a 12mm allen.
Yeah, I think that might be the case. I'm trying to get the eBay seller to help me out as much as possible, and he's been great so far.

Kerry - I'm trying to find out if the Campy freehub body from my black, 20h WCS hub is interchangeable with the Shimano freehub body on the blue, 28h WCS hub. I don't have the Shimano model in my hand; the Campy hub is mine.

They are BOTH Ritchey WCS hubs, and look like any Ritchey Pro or WCS hub I've ever seen or worked on. They are definitely not the AC-rebadge. Thanks again for any help - S.
 

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Oh. Just got this via email. Geez, the folks at Ritchey have always been great...

Ritchey said:
Hello,

No, those freehub bodies are not interchangeable.



Thanks,
Ritchey Info
 

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I have the Shimano version of that hub. I'll pull it apart and snap some pics if I have time this evening. The wheels are installed on a bike with a mystery creak right now, anyway. It's due for some maintenance.

edit: nevermind.
 

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I have the Shimano version of that hub. I'll pull it apart and snap some pics if I have time this evening. The wheels are installed on a bike with a mystery creak right now, anyway. It's due for some maintenance.

edit: nevermind.
I would still take you up on the offer, in case Ritchey is wrong...which is possible, because I couldn't provide them with anything other than guesses at the model-years. Doubtful, but possible. Thanks - S.
 

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No Dice

SDizzle said:
I would still take you up on the offer, in case Ritchey is wrong...which is possible, because I couldn't provide them with anything other than guesses at the model-years. Doubtful, but possible. Thanks - S.
My hubs have a skinny little axel and a shimano-style huge allen key fastening system for the freehub. They're not the same at all.
 

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RocketDog said:
My hubs have a skinny little axel and a shimano-style huge allen key fastening system for the freehub. They're not the same at all.
Cool. Thanks!
 
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