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    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?

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    R
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    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.

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    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.
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