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Old 04-24-07, 05:55 PM   #1
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Used Wheel Slow Spin

I just got some lightly used(at least they appear that way) 2006 Mavic Ksyrium Elites. They are true, and the hubs/bearings feel smooth when I spin the wheels. My only concern is that when I spin the front wheel, it seems to stop quicker than all of my other wheels. Like I said, it feels completly smooth, it just doesn't spin for that long.
Ride without worry or go straight to LBS?

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Old 04-25-07, 11:05 AM   #2
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LBS.

Or better, learn to pack the bearings and do the adjustment yourself.
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Is the combination of rim/tire/spokes lighter than your other wheels?

If so, then that could be what allows it to slow down before your other wheels.
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You probably need a hub adjustment (loosening the abit)
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yeah, less rotating mass = less inertia when you spin it = spins shorter amount of time. I have the same wheels and noticed this as well.
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You probably need a hub adjustment (loosening the abit)
But then again, it wouldn't hurt to make sure it is in adjustment.
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The elites are lighter than the wheels that came off the bike. I am going to the LBS before I ride them. I don't trust myself with any bearing related adjustments. Thanks!
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If there is no side to side play in the axle, and they sping smooth, the bearings are most likely adjusted just fine.
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