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Fixing Mavic freehub

Old 04-08-09, 10:14 AM
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Fixing Mavic freehub

After a few thousand miles in the mountains my Mavic Ksyrium Elite freehub stack. I drove in a "fixed" mode for about 30 miles back to the hotel. This was very unpleasant ride as each time I forgot to spin pedals, the chain would go off the front sproket and was going around my Dura Ace crank leaving scratches on it.

Inspecting the inside I found that one of two ratchet pawls broke, scratched the bushing and left marks on the axle. Now even without the pawl, the freehub does not freespin as smoothly as it did. I guess these Mavic wheels are not intended for hard training.

I plan to replace the bushing that I can buy on ebay, but I do not know where I can get the spare pawl?
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Originally Posted by smallet View Post
After a few thousand miles in the mountains my Mavic Ksyrium Elite freehub stack. I drove in a "fixed" mode for about 30 miles back to the hotel. This was very unpleasant ride as each time I forgot to spin pedals, the chain would go off the front sproket and was going around my Dura Ace crank leaving scratches on it.
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Here are some pistures - http://photofile.name/users/smallet/3707664/

Any opinion? Does anyone know if Mavic has any kind of customer support except the one from local dealers?
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Most companies (aside from electronics companies) prefer to use local dealers to deal with this problem. I would be stunned if these wheels weren't still under warranty, go see your dealer and I would bet they would replace them.
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Unlucky. A friend of mine had his ESs replaced under warranty for this exact failure so you should be ok if you're within your warranty period.
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you can buy the pawls and springs on ebay or at your local mavic dealer. you can also buy the freehub from your mavic dealer, but I have seen the bushings alone for sale (looks like someone fabricates them) on ebay. not sure, but I dont think you can just buy the bushing from your mavic dealer.
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