[CR]Mavic 501 hubs question

Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 11:29:16 -0800 (PST)
From: "Tom Dalton" <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Mavic 501 hubs question

Do these hubs have strong axles? I'm considering using a 501 rear hub on a set of wheels I plan to build. These wheels will get a little bit of offroad use, and a small protion of that use might see the bike loaded with panniers. I think a casette hub would really be the way to go, but I'm considering keeping it old school (and avoiding buying more crap) by using a Mavic hub I bought for $5 at a swap meet.

I imagine that these axles are not up to Phil Wood or Maxicar standards, or whatever, but I'm wondering if they are significantly better than Campy... which do tend to break when used for 6 or 7 speed spacing.

Tom Dalton Bethlehem, PA USA

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