Campagnolo 8sp cassette on a 9 speed hub

sketchy1
sketchy1 Posts: 4
edited August 2019 in Workshop
I bought a bike which had a 8sp Campagnolo derailleur/shifter. The driving train had to be replaced so I did that.

But I noticed they put a 9sp cassette on it(with 1 cog less ofcocurse) because the hub was an 9sp.

Now my 8sp Miche cassette did fit ok on it even though the spacings were different. It rides flawlessly, over 500km+ already.

But my friend says its gonna destroy the hub. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Thanks

Comments

  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,237
    Definitively NOT going to destroy the hub, I think your friend understands fukall about bike mechanics...

    If it works flawlessly, then keep using it
    left the forum March 2023
  • Ok great ill keep it and when its worn out ill buy a 9sp one :).
    Thanks
  • Alejandrosdog
    Alejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Sketchy1 wrote:
    Ok great ill keep it and when its worn out ill buy a 9sp one :).
    Thanks
    Why buy a 9speed cassette for an 8speed drivetrain?
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Sketchy1 wrote:
    Ok great ill keep it and when its worn out ill buy a 9sp one :).
    Thanks

    That won't work if you have 8 speed indexed shifters. If you have friction shifters (down tube or bar end) then you'll be fine