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Vintage Mavic wheelset maintenance questions...

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Vintage Mavic wheelset maintenance questions...

Postby Berzin » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:10 am

I have a set of Mavic Heliums and a set of Mavic Cosmic Pros (the ones with the aluminum rims) that are still in great condition (the Cosmics are actually brand new and just waiting to be ridden) that I want to continue using but I'm a little concerned about not having spare spokes in case of a breakage.

If anyone knows where I could source these it would be a great help.

Also, what would I need to do to maintain the hubs? Should I get new bearings for them just in case, or would a cleaning and lubing of the hub interiors be good enough?
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Re: Vintage Mavic wheelset maintenance questions...

Postby CDale09 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:36 pm

Berzin wrote:Also, what would I need to do to maintain the hubs? Should I get new bearings for them just in case, or would a cleaning and lubing of the hub interiors be good enough?


The bearings last quite a while so there's no need to buy new bearings. A regular cleaning and lubing is good enough. Make sure to use only mineral oil for the Mavic hubs.
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Re: Vintage Mavic wheelset maintenance questions...

Postby steel515 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:24 pm

What about 1990s hub? http://www.yellowjersey.org/mavic571.html
I took it apart but not sure how to get out the cartridge bearing. I tried a spanner but tight. (I'm not a mechanic).
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