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    Mavic Ksyrium Equipe spoke length

    I am new to cycling, please be patient with me.

    I purchase cx bike off ebay with these wheels on it. After some research I found that these spokes (mavic) may be hard to find, so I want to find spares. (LBS or ebay)

    Any insight on proper way to measure with wheel assembled? Is inside elbow, to end of thread correct?

    Thanks in advance

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    I have the 2012 version of these wheels and my LBS had no trouble ordering them from MAVIC for $3.00 each. You will end up with a couple different sizes as you notice the rear wheel is different on each side.
    It is pretty much safe to assume I have no idea what I'm doing and that I need more fixing than my bike!

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    Oh and another tip.. learn to remove the cassette and axles etc.. every 2,000 miles or so so they apparently need a clean and re-greasing or you get some howling on the faster down hills. MAVIC Howl they call it on here, I just cal it Oh Damb..
    It is pretty much safe to assume I have no idea what I'm doing and that I need more fixing than my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesb321 View Post
    Oh and another tip.. learn to remove the cassette and axles etc.. every 2,000 miles or so so they apparently need a clean and re-greasing or you get some howling on the faster down hills. MAVIC Howl they call it on here, I just cal it Oh Damb..
    +1

    There is a plastic bushing which can wear out prematurely if not cleaned/lubed regularly (I do it every 1,000-1,500mi, sooner for my MTB wheels).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesb321 View Post
    Oh and another tip.. learn to remove the cassette and axles etc.. every 2,000 miles or so so they apparently need a clean and re-greasing or you get some howling on the faster down hills. MAVIC Howl they call it on here, I just cal it Oh Damb..
    you don't want to grease the bushing on the freehub. you should only use oil on that.
    i work for some bike racers...
    2013 Trek Madone 5.9 w/ '12 SRAM Red
    2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
    Ruger 10-22TD
    Smith&Wesson M&P 15-22
    Smith&Wesson M&P 9
    oh, those belong in another forum

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    I used red lithium with mineral and paraffinic oil AKA multi-duty grease. Guess I need to redo it then. The youtube guides help, I couldn't solve the slight wobble of the cassette.


    RogueMechanic Mavic Freehub Body Maintenance - YouTube
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