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Hi!

After a holiday in Italy last year where I rented a vintage colnago with Campagnolo Atlantas, I was convinced that over the next year I was going to build up a Campag vintage bike of my own.
Fast forward a year, I managed to build up a Giant Cadex with full campag 10sp with a set of Zondas.

Last week I managed to pick up some Campagnolo Atlantas with Record Hubs and was thrilled.

Then, I realised that the freehub bodies weren't compatible and so it would not be an easy ride.

I see my options as:
- Convert to 8 speed, get an Exa Drive casette & groupset. Whack an 8speed modern cassette on the Zondas for when I want to use those, too. (Expensive)
- Have the rear re-built with a 10speed hub. (I am struggling to find a 36 spoke hub which is 10sp which I could use -- if one exists)

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for a way out of the s***show I've gotten myself into Smile

Many thanks for your time, it's my first post here so apologies if I've contravened any of the rules!
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#2
hello Karl and welcome to Bikeride!
probably @Jesper or someone else can help you with Campagnolo. from my side - I'd love to see a photo of your new Giant Cadex acquisition.
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#3
Wish I could provide some insight to the OP. I do not mix and match indexed Campy systems (or others for that matter) because of compatibility issues. I'm sure others out there might provide better advice than myself. I also don't really use indexing because I prefer friction and I am not seriously racing so it provides nothing I need at my age and for my expected use. I do use index system parts, but I am utilizing them with friction shifting so no concerns there. I have never ridden a bike with EXA drive; Campy's 9 speed Record is my only Campy indexed system I presently have, but it is a complete group so no issues; excellent performing system. Rethinking, I might have a Chorus 9 or 10 speed on something. A couple complete Dura-Ace set-ups used for period builds.
Hope you are able to put something together that works well.
Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
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