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Old 10-19-09, 11:24 AM   #1
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Mavic 531 Replacement Axle - Rear

Need to source a rear replacement axle for an old 531 MTB hub. The tried and true search methods are turning up empty. Thanks for the help...

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Where have you looked? Called your LBS?
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Where have you looked? Called your LBS?
Where do you suggest looking for parts for Mavic freewheel hubs?
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Is there something special about this axle? Common rear axles are 10mm diameter x 1.0 mm thread pitch and a 130mm OLD qr hub needs a 141 mm length and 146 mm length for 135 mm OLD hubs. What's different with the Mavic?
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Is there something special about this axle? Common rear axles are 10mm diameter x 1.0 mm thread pitch and a 130mm OLD qr hub needs a 141 mm length and 146 mm length for 135 mm OLD hubs. What's different with the Mavic?
They're aluminum alloy and are for cartridge-bearing hubs.

We have some weird old stuff at work. I'll do a little rummaging and see if I find one. Might be mid-week before I get to that.
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Hey 55/Rad, what axle width do you need, 130mm or 135mm across the locknuts? I found a hub with a 130mm edit: and also a bare axle of the same length.

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Not a 531 hub but I don't imagine it is much differenct in terms of the axle.


The parts next to the dropouts are campy and held in place with a C-clip.
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Hey 55/Rad, what axle width do you need, 130mm or 135mm across the locknuts? I found a hub with a 130mm edit: and also a bare axle of the same length.
He needs a 130 mm axle. Apparently he wants to use a 501 hub in a 130 mm frame and doesn't want to cold set.

Mavic 501 Hub - 126 to 130 Axle
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He needs a 130 mm axle. Apparently he wants to use a 501 hub in a 130 mm frame and doesn't want to cold set.

Mavic 501 Hub - 126 to 130 Axle
I think I have what he needs, then:

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All the vintage Mavic hubs are completely disassembleable. There were few differences between the road and mountain hubs (other than wider spacing).

You can source parts from any 501, 531, 577, 571, and to a lesser degree 500RD hubs. The 571/2 front hub is the same, the cassette rear hub is obviously different.
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