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Does the Mavic Ellipse Lockring Thread Normally?

Old 01-22-19, 09:24 AM
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Does the Mavic Ellipse Lockring Thread Normally?

i bought a Mavic Ellipse today (2nd hand) and i wanted to change the Cog cause its a 17 and i wanted to change it to a 15. I was just wondering if the lock ring of my Mavic Ellipse threads normally? When turning counter clockwise (Left) it Tightens, and when turning it Clockwise (Right) will loosen it? Because i don't know the "French Treading" but i know that you can only use the Mavic Lockring and you can use any brand of Cog



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Old 01-22-19, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by SuperPershing View Post
I was just wondering if the lock ring of my Mavic Ellipse threads normally? When turning counter clockwise (Left) it Tightens, and when turning it Clockwise (Right) will loosen it?
yup, fixed gear lock rings are left-hand threaded.
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All track lock rings are LH threaded, precisely because track sprockets are RH threaded.
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When you take that cog off make sure you clean and degrease, that is some nasty sludge.
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Old 01-23-19, 09:07 AM
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Thanks guys, Just wondering bout the french threading
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By now for the export world market, the fixed/pista cog is British thread its the lockring that varies among hub makers .

. as wide as the lock ring thread is, I suspect they used Aluminum for the weight savings.. on that
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Originally Posted by SuperPershing View Post
Thanks guys, Just wondering bout the french threading
there is no french threading.
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Originally Posted by seamuis View Post


there is no french threading.
Uhhhh...there is French lockring threading - OPs Ellipse rear hub has it, and some other older French-made track hubs like Maillard do too...
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@seamuis: Tell that to my Swiss made Cilo's bottom bracket (which was not Swiss threaded as I thought and gathered from a little research). Also tell it to some old headsets and cranks and possibly some other stuff.
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Originally Posted by SuperPershing View Post
Thanks guys, Just wondering bout the french threading
*Only* use mavic lockrings on ellipses. They use an uncommon 33x1mm "french" thread as mentioned above.

Avoid the most-common lockring threading of 1.29x24 TPI which is your Dura Ace, all-city, formula, etc.
Also avoid, the 1.32x24 TPI threading which is found on Philwood, Miche, and Campy.

"TPI" denotes imperial measurements. "mm" is metric.
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Uhhhh...there is French lockring threading - OPs Ellipse rear hub has it, and some other older French-made track hubs like Maillard do too...
i was taking the piss mate. I’m well aware of the different threadings. Lol, It’s literally visible in the photo above. Not surprised you would be the first to think you had an opportunity to pounce.
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Thank God i asked, Thank you so much to all of you guys... and i heard that this is a great wheelset for criterium? Cause i was planning to race in a crit some time this year
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Originally Posted by SuperPershing View Post
Thank God i asked, Thank you so much to all of you guys... and i heard that this is a great wheelset for criterium? Cause i was planning to race in a crit some time this year
Any decent wheelset with decent rims, hubs and spokes would be fine for a criterium race. But to more directly answer your question: yes. Just be aware that if you were to break a spoke, it’s likely going to cost you more to replace those flat-bladed straight-pull (or as mavic calls them: “ultra-bladed”) spokes. Ellipse wheels don’t have a reputation specifically, of doing that, that I’m aware of, but mavic wheels more generally, do. Ellipse wheels are pretty popular among criterium racers, so you will likely not be alone in your races, with these wheels. Good luck in your races, and cheers mate.
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Hahaha - you are a very funnny guy seamus, keep up the good work...mate

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Originally Posted by seamuis View Post


Any decent wheelset with decent rims, hubs and spokes would be fine for a criterium race. But to more directly answer your question: yes. Just be aware that if you were to break a spoke, it’s likely going to cost you more to replace those flat-bladed straight-pull (or as mavic calls them: “ultra-bladed”) spokes. Ellipse wheels don’t have a reputation specifically, of doing that, that I’m aware of, but mavic wheels more generally, do. Ellipse wheels are pretty popular among criterium racers, so you will likely not be alone in your races, with these wheels. Good luck in your races, and cheers mate.
Thanks mate!
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Also avoid, the 1.32x24 TPI threading which is found on Philwood, Miche, and Campy.
Which I think of as "Italian" threading though I don't say that. I ride the Miche hubs. I've had two regular 12 tooth bell lockrings tapped to "Italian". (Now, my best, boxed set of Miche hubs has standard lockring threading.)

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Originally Posted by SuperPershing View Post
Thank God i asked, Thank you so much to all of you guys... and i heard that this is a great wheelset for criterium? Cause i was planning to race in a crit some time this year
Are you planning to ride a fixed gear criterium? (If so, all power to you.) But this wheel won't even be allowed in a regular criterium unless you run a freewheel.

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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Are you planning to ride a fixed gear criterium? (If so, all power to you.) But this wheel won't even be allowed in a regular criterium unless you run a freewheel.

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yes sir i do! and im not familiar with that rule, Cause ive seen people in crits with ellipse
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