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Recently bought some used Aksium wheels off here and today first time putting a cassette on them I find
that even after trying three new cassettes it needs two spacers in the back before the cogs are all pressed
tight against each other.
Cassettes were all new Shimano Ultegra ones with all the proper spacers and shim under the lock nut.
Can this be a SRAM freehub or something like that, I heard SRAM cassettes are a slightly different size to Shimano?
Any ideas and assistance much appreciated.
How many speed cassette are you adding ? - IIRC 10 speed needs a 1mm spacer while 7 speed on an 8/9/10 speed hub requires a 4.5 mm spacer.
AFAIK SRAM are identifcal to shimano in sizes & spacing.
Also are you sure it is designed for shimano? I seem to recall something along the lines of campagnolo being wider, but never had to deal with that myself
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Something in the back of my mind tells me that Mavic freehubs for Shimano need the 'Mavic spacer'. With the Mavic spacer in place it is the same as a Shimano 8,9,10 freehub and therefore needs the additional 1mm spacer for a 10 speed cassette. Be a 9 speed retro-grouch and you won't need the extra spacer.
I understand that the Campagnolo freehub is wider than the Shimano one and Mavic would like the dimensions to be the same so that they can swap them over easily. What I don't understand is why they choose to fill up the space on the Shimano freehub with a removable spacer, surely a more permanent solution would be easier.
I am putting 10 speed on it, which is what supposedly came off it.
The Shimano parts all fit on, I have no experience with campy cassettes so do not know whether the cog indexing is compatible.
I had heard that SRAM was 0.1mm different spacing, no reference right now, so my thinking was that 10 times 0.1 is 1.0 so maybe that
is why the extra 1mm spacer makes it all work. Will have to check dimensions of another freehub I guess.
Seems you are on the mark Cameron, the magic of Google confirms shimano needs 2mm of spacer with Mavic freehubs.
Just as well I had a few cassettes with spacers here to play with.
Problem solved, once I get another spacer.
I believe the Mavic spacer is 1.75mm wide. See the article below which is very good on this topic.
GH my 105 and ultegra cassettes normally need two mavic spacers on my ksryiums otherwise I cant shift up to 25 or 28. But normally its a mavic ed10 spacer and a shimano one.
FYi the ED10 mavic freehub is sram and shimano 10 spd compatible.
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