Re: [CR] Mavic hubs.


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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 17:45:31 -0600
From: "mitch harris" <mitch.harris531@gmail.com>
To: simon bird <simonandonandon@yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Mavic hubs.


On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 3:57 PM, simon bird <simonandonandon@yahoo.com>wrote:
> Were the early Mavic hubs annodised?
> I have a pair of track hubs that were in bad condition when I got them due
> to bad storage -surface heavily oxidised. I've cleaned them up with emery
> cloth and polished them and they look great but I'm wondering for how long
> and if there is anything I can do to protect them, short of getting them
> (re)anodised.
>

Mine are (clear) anodized. At least they don't do any of the oxidizing I associate with unadodized polished aluminum surfaces.

As for protecting polished non-anodized aluminum, I don't yet know a good solution other than repolishing and will be interested to hear ideas. I've tried a very clear thin lacquer lightly applied but it just turns yellow eventually and then is harder to take off than repolishing would have been.

If I had a source for reliable clear anodizing I'd consider doing it. Assuming the quality of the surface is important, a polished surface just gets darker and dirtier if not re-polished and laced hubs in use are not easy to fully polish. The center shaft can be polished while riding by a hanging strap of polishing fabric, but the flanges are left out.

Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah, usa


> These have a makers mark only on the front hub outboard of the flange I
> think this makes them pretty early or was this the way all Mavic track hubs
> were marked?

>

> Simon Bird

> London

> England.