I have two sets of Shamal HPW 12 wheels from the mid 90s, one is the Titanium version. Running on an old steel frame Pinarello with 11 speed Athena groupo.
My basic question is can I replace the freehub body with an 11 speed freehub body?
The freehub bodies are (I think) 8/9 speed, they both have the same spline pattern, which is compatible with the 11 speed pattern.
Neither will take an 11 speed cassette as the freehub body is not long enough (by half a bee's dick).
I have been running the Titanium one with an 11 speed cassette with one cog removed, and a spacer (can't get the right sized spacer, and there is always some play. The none T one is too short for that.
Recently the hub has developed some side to side play such that it is not rideable, so I thought that if I am going to have the hub looked at by a mechanic I might as well see if I can get it to fit an 11 speed cassette properly.