Cassette tools - Shimano vs Campag

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Cassette tools - Shimano vs Campag

Postby h34e0f » Thu Oct 04, 2012 18:59 pm

I have a tool identical to the one pictured below, It fits SRAM and Shimano mountain bikes, will it work with my Campag?

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Re: Cassette tools - Shimano vs Campag

Postby adr82 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 19:12 pm

I think you'll need a Campag tool, they're not compatible with the Shimano spline pattern.

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Re: Cassette tools - Shimano vs Campag

Postby nathancom » Thu Oct 04, 2012 19:17 pm

Campag have wider splines and narrower grooves. The shimano one may work on it or may just round of the edges if it slips. Best to get the Campag one for a tenner since it is one of the tools you will reuse fairly often.

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Re: Cassette tools - Shimano vs Campag

Postby h34e0f » Thu Oct 04, 2012 19:30 pm

Shame. I was hoping to save the money but oh well. Cheers

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Re: Cassette tools - Shimano vs Campag

Postby JamesB5446 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 19:51 pm

You will need all new tools for Campag bits. It's cos of the 'soul' or something.

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Re: Cassette tools - Shimano vs Campag

Postby fast as fupp » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:27 am

JamesB5446 wrote:You will need all new tools for Campag bits. It's cos of the 'soul' or something.


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Re: Cassette tools - Shimano vs Campag

Postby Mercia Man » Fri Oct 05, 2012 17:12 pm

I have a genuine Campag cassette tool which also fits Campag higher end traditional bottom brackets (eg Chorus and Record). Cost me about a tenner.

But it also fits Shimano and SRAM cassettes and old fashioned Shimano and Sunrace screw-on freewheels - just used it today to take freewheel off my wife's electric bike. I've never had any problems.

So I reckon it's worth OP checking whether his cassette tool works with Campag as well.

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Re: Cassette tools - Shimano vs Campag

Postby h34e0f » Fri Oct 05, 2012 18:27 pm

Mercia Man wrote:I have a genuine Campag cassette tool which also fits Campag higher end traditional bottom brackets (eg Chorus and Record). Cost me about a tenner.

But it also fits Shimano and SRAM cassettes and old fashioned Shimano and Sunrace screw-on freewheels - just used it today to take freewheel off my wife's electric bike. I've never had any problems.

So I reckon it's worth OP checking whether his cassette tool works with Campag as well.


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Re: Cassette tools - Shimano vs Campag

Postby giant man » Sat Oct 06, 2012 15:32 pm

I have both cassette tools for 10 and 11 speed campag, invaluable of course. Shimano is a different thing entirely. As already mentioned, not compatible.
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Re: Cassette tools - Shimano vs Campag

Postby Mercia Man » Sun Oct 07, 2012 15:41 pm

giant man wrote:I have both cassette tools for 10 and 11 speed campag, invaluable of course. Shimano is a different thing entirely. As already mentioned, not compatible.


My genuine Campag bottom bracket/cassette tool works on Chorus/Record cartridge bottom brackets and on 9 and 10 speed Campag cassettes. I don't have any 11 speed stuff so can't comment on that.

But I can assure you that it is definitely compatible with Shimano and SRAM stuff. I've just nipped out to the workshop and tried it with a SRAM 9 speed cassette and a Shimano freewheel. It fits fine. I've used it for at least 10 years. Bought it from Parker International when they were still a proper bike shop and the assistant assured me it would work on both Campag and Shimano cassettes.


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