[CR]Re: Mavic 501 hubs question

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From: Jeff Slotkin <jeffslotkin@comcast.net>
To: Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <39740.44903.qm@web55907.mail.re3.yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 18:15:00 -0500
References: <39740.44903.qm@web55907.mail.re3.yahoo.com>
cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Re: Mavic 501 hubs question

I too once bent a rear axle on a 501 offroad, and would no longer use anything but a Phil or a cassette for touring or dirt.

I found a replacement axle in a shop (!), and my wife has used them ever since, including offroad. She is 80 lbs lighter than me, and the axle has been fine.

Don't do it unless you are very light and carrying nothing.

Jeff Slotkin Charleston, SC

On Feb 20, 2008, at 2:29 PM, Tom Dalton wrote:
> 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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