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First Wheel Failure, where do I send it? Mavic.

Old 04-21-10, 02:38 PM
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First Wheel Failure, where do I send it? Mavic.

I have some wheels that are probably not worth $50 but they are so silky fast, I cant get rid of them. Sadly, Sunday, I was climbing a 3 mile stretch of mountain kept hearing, pop. Then, again.

When I got to the top, I dismounted and spun the back wheel over and found 4 spokes loose

Now, these wheels have about 15k on them but still. I removed the rim tape that night, pulled the tire off and the spoke at the threads have pulled out of the nipple.

Not sure which one pulled away from which but they seperated. They are older, black Mavic Flites. Id say they are 8-10 years old.

Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-21-10, 02:41 PM
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Take it to your LBS, they can probably fix it.
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Old 04-21-10, 03:24 PM
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8-10 years old? Trash the rim and spokes and rebuild with the hub and new spokes/rim.

Paying to have it built with new spokes and old rim is a risk not worth the price. If the rim isn't good, you just wasted money cause the wheel will still suck.

spokes $25-$30 (?)
build $65 (?)....................................$100 risk for a sucky wheel, spend another $65 for a rim that WILL work.
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