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Mavic Ellipse Rear Wheel Problem Mayyybbeee

Old 09-09-11, 07:53 PM
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Mavic Ellipse Rear Wheel Problem Mayyybbeee

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So I recently picked up a rear Mavic Ellipse wheel since my old cheap rear wheel blew out on me. The wheel is sweet and so freaking light it's crazy. Huge noticeable difference in speed as well compared to my old wheel. So I noticed when I got back that the wheel was slightly wobbling as though the hub nuts may be loose. I take the wheel off and can't tighten the nuts to press against the bearings because they just slide in and out of axel. I'm assuming they are made to press against the bearings. Should I be freaking out or just shut up and ride lol? Has anyone had this issue before?
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Take it to any local bike shop that deals with mid to high-end bikes. You may simply need the MAVIC bearing adjustment tool, which a good bike should would have a bunch of. It's like a plastic popsicle stick with a Y shaped head. They'll probably just give it too you if you ask nicely. If not, it's cheap.
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I actually have it. It came with my wheel. I was wondering what that was. How do I use it to adjust the bearings.
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I actually figured it out. The tool has tiny prongs on it and the freewheel side of the hub has marks that the prongs go into. You just loosen that side of the wheel and put the little wrench in there and tighten it, problem fixed. Thanks much dude.
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Originally Posted by Blackguyrides
I actually figured it out. The tool has tiny prongs on it and the freewheel side of the hub has marks that the prongs go into. You just loosen that side of the wheel and put the little wrench in there and tighten it, problem fixed. Thanks much dude.
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