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Early Mavic Cosmic: replacing freehub and identification

Old 07-30-18, 12:31 PM
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Early Mavic Cosmic: replacing freehub and identification

Two questions here.
I am tempted by buying a set of Mavic Cosmic with a Campagnolo freehub, which is not what I need as I would use them on a bike with a Shimano drivetrain. Is it possible to swap the freehub, are they easy to find for the early generations?

And speaking of early generations, I noticed that the rear hub comes in two flavors. One with a regular "flat" flange, and one with a fancier design to accommodate for straight spokes.
I couldn't find much in terms of history so am asking here. Would suppose they are from different generations. Other than that any advantage to going for the fancy-looking hub?

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Try here:https://tech.mavic.com/tech-mavic/te...hp?fil=2&co=US
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They certainly made both freehub bodies for most MAVIC wheels, or all three kinds I guess if it's old enough. MAVIC had it's own weird freehub body spline at one point. That's probably going to be en ebay item, or a very long time MAVIC dealer.

Straight pull MAVIC wheels generally use proprietary spokes. Can't recall if those had a weird end on them or just took stainless straight pull spokes. Although I would hazard a guess that the straight pull version are likely newer and easier to find a freehub body for.
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