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Old 07-16-03, 05:01 PM   #1
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mavic cosmos adjustment

G'day all,

I've got a small amount of play in the bearings of my 400km old Mavic Cosmos wheels, as in when I grab them at the rim I can move them side to side ever so slightly. Is adjustment just a matter of tightening the holy plate thing with the Mavic pin spanner or is there more to it than that?

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That's all. Snug the wheel (not too tight) in the drop-outs and rotate the "holy" plate a fraction of a turn at a time, and test the wheel for play.
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The axle opposite the adjusting plate is 5mm. You can use an allen wrench to hold it if you need to adjust the wheel out of the frame. Mavic wheels seem to loosen up quite a bit as they settle in from new.
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Thanks guys, excellent responses. It's lunchtime, so I'll tighten them up and hit the hills!

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The axle opposite the adjusting plate is 5mm. You can use an allen wrench to hold it if you need to adjust the wheel out of the frame.
Hey Chuck,
Don't have my wheels in front of me... I don't understand how/what you hold with the allen wrench. The opposite plate? Mavic didn't provide any instructions with the wheels, other than to say 'take them to the shop.'
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That's all. Snug the wheel (not too tight) in the drop-outs and rotate the "holy" plate a fraction of a turn at a time, and test the wheel for play.
is a sacrifice to the bike gods required before rotating the holy plate?
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The hole in the axle, the one you put a quickrelease thru, is a 5mm hex on the side opposite the adjusing plate. I find you can get a better feel when adjusting the hub if it is out of the frame, it is also easier to get the pin tool in there than doing it on the bike, on some frames.
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Ahhh. Gracias!
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