Re: [CR]Mavic Rim question?


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Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 07:36:59 -0700
To: "Mark Poore" <rauler47@hotmail.com>
From: Monkeyman <monkey37@bluemarble.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mavic Rim question?
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


>I have seen this on other Mavic rims as well. When braking, I know
>to brake is to admit defeat, I can feel these wide spots. Is this
>just the way these rims are and do they need more wear to be
>completely broken in?

There's nothing you can do because what's happened is the spokes are over tensioned and the double-eyelets pull in the sections of rim at the spoke holes. This is something that was way too common 10 years back. The lightweight of the rims compounds the problem. This and sidewalls that explode is the reason I don't use Mavic rims anymore. good luck, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives

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