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Need quick help...Mavic Crossland hub/freewheel trouble!

Old 04-29-07, 05:15 PM
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Need quick help...Mavic Crossland hub/freewheel trouble!

Hello,
I have a problem with my Mavic Crossland's that is causing the shifting to go to crap. With the wheel on the bike and the skewer closed I can grab the cassette with my hand and wiggle it. When riding the bike, any climbing or quick suspension movements causes the chain to skip and ghost shift and I've been unable to adjust the derailleur to compensate. The bearing have been adjusted and sound and feel good but I still have the movement in the freewheel body. Also, the cassette is only a month old and doesn't show signs of wear that would indicate it's slipping on the freewheel body.

What can I do to adjust the hub to eliminate that excess movement? My hardtail has Crosslands and it doesn't move like that. What should I look for as far as failures in the hub that would cause that kind of movement? Any advice would be appreciated.

Also, sorry for posting this same thread in the MTB and mechanics areas but Iím working on the bike in the garage right now and Iím hoping to get some quick replies.

Thanks,
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Old 04-29-07, 07:06 PM
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on mavic wheels there is a washer that goes behind the cassette. you should be able to go to you local bike shop and get one. this should take the movement out of your cassette. if that is on your hub i would contanct mavic and they should replace it.

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I wish it were the spacer but that's in place. I swapped the wheel off my hardtail onto the Prophet and after touching up the dearailleur went for a ride. Not a single skip or ghost shift. When I got back home I pulled the cassette, installed the skewer with a wrench in place to act like a dropout, and the freewheel still has play in it. I'm going to take it to the shop tomorrow and have them look at it again but I think that it's going to need a rebuild. The bike is only about 9 months old and already the pawls inside the hub have disentegrated and been replaced and now this! I would think that Mavic will warranty this but this doesn't bode well for the future.

So, I like the wheels but the rear hub is crap apparently. Is there any reason why I can't call up Chris King, order up a 24h hub, and lace it into this wheel?
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Seems to me that you are having freehub troubles,take it back for servicing,m'kay. Now that is outta the way....Next!
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Nein! This will not do!

We're playing "The wife really won't mind if I spend several hundred dollars on a new hub" and if you're not going to play fair I'm going to take my wheel and go home.

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A buddy of mine was having the same play you described. There is a plastic bushing that is used to support the ridged cassette holder that tends to wear out. Apparently this little plastic thing is not available stand-alone and is only available with the cassette support which can be pretty pricey. This is a weakness in the design of these Mavic wheels.

Check if you can get that plastic bushing on its own and replace that. The key with this design is that you have to take the hub apart relatively frequently and lube up that plastic bushing to significantly increase the life of your hubs without having to occasionally spend $$$ to replace the cassette support.
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