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    What are those things on my wheels?

    Hi , i recently brought a new pair of Mavic Elites and it comes with this tool. I figured out that it is used to turn a black thing on the hubs. So what are those black parts on the hubs and what are they for? Thanks.

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    sorry there is a problem with my pic. Hope somebody with Mavic wheels know what i am talking about.

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    Adjusting your hubs.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared88
    Hi , i recently brought a new pair of Mavic Elites and it comes with this tool. I figured out that it is used to turn a black thing on the hubs. So what are those black parts on the hubs and what are they for? Thanks.
    go here and read http://parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=105

    and don't turn nuthin until you find someone who knows what's what to help you the first time.

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    I am afraid to turn it , but it seems pretty easy. Does anyone know how to do it?

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    hide that tool. it will be a loooooooong time from now before you'll ever need to use it. Futz with it now and you'll likely mess things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    hide that tool. it will be a loooooooong time from now before you'll ever need to use it. Futz with it now and you'll likely mess things up.
    Ok i won't use it , but i am curious...seems like i am able to tighten or loosen the wheel to my preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared88
    Ok i won't use it , but i am curious...seems like i am able to tighten or loosen the wheel to my preference.
    bearing adjustment. don't tinker unless something feels wrong. And then, don't tinker, bring it to your bike shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    hide that tool...
    Funny....but best advice here

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    OOH, it's a quick release lever, best to throw it away.

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    Ah, that magic sweet spot of minium play and minimum friction. Many travel down the path, few reach the destination, grasshopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared88
    Ok i won't use it , but i am curious...seems like i am able to tighten or loosen the wheel to my preference.
    Preference has nothing to do with it, its about whether your bearings are adjusted right or not, and seriously, like others have said, since it sounds like you don't know what you are doing, stash the tool and don't touch anything. You don't want to destroy your bearings.
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

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    I used it when i got mine,they were not turning very free. I adjusted each until they rotated free as they should. 7500 miles and i still check them and they are fine.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seely
    Preference has nothing to do with it, its about whether your bearings are adjusted right or not, and seriously, like others have said, since it sounds like you don't know what you are doing, stash the tool and don't touch anything. You don't want to destroy your bearings.
    Ok.

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