Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-23-08, 11:02 PM   #1
rousseau
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rousseau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Bikes:
Posts: 2,606
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Late 1990s Mavic Cosmic Expert hub

A few questions about a 20-hole Cosmic Expert hub:

1. Would a 40-hole rim, such as the Velocity Deep V, which is readily available at Yellow Jersey, work as well as a 20-hole rim, which is not readily available anywhere?
2. I'm assuming that the one I'm interested in is 9 and 10-speed compatible, though that hasn't been fully established yet. If so, would anyone know if a Mavic ED10 Campy-compatible freehub body would fit on the Cosmic Expert freehub? The goal would be to update the freehub so that a modern-day 9-speed cassette would fit on it nicely. Or would that not be an issue with the 10-year-old freehub body?

Thanks,
R
rousseau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 02:31 AM   #2
dabac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 5,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
1. Would a 40-hole rim, such as the Velocity Deep V, which is readily available at Yellow Jersey, work as well as a 20-hole rim, which is not readily available anywhere?
Depends on how it's drilled. The deep V (I believe) is drilled at an angle to allow the spokes to line up nicely against their respective hub flanges.
If you try to run every 2nd spoke hole you'd get a spoke aligned for the left flange going to the right flange, with a bit of a bend as it exits the nipple. Can't say whether it'll be critical though.

Rumour has it that Velocity can do custom drillings, you might want to look into that.
dabac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-08, 07:18 PM   #3
rousseau
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rousseau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Bikes:
Posts: 2,606
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
If so, would anyone know if a Mavic ED10 Campy-compatible freehub body would fit on the Cosmic Expert freehub?
For the sake of reference, now that I actually have the Cosmic Expert freehub in my possession I can state unequivocally that the Mavic freehub body cited above is not compatible with the aforementioned freehub.
rousseau is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:01 AM.