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Mavic Cosmos bearings probWoof the dog
Mar 28, 2002 11:37 AM
Yo, tried to search for this, but couldn't find anything so far.

Friend has these wheels, he went over a curb, almost bunnied it but still hit the front whee. the bearings are a little lose, I can wiggle the wheel side to side and there is a little play.

How to fix that? How do I adjust the hub? On one side I saw some holes, I think. Also, I think these hubs have needle bearings and having that much play ain't good.

Thanx a bunch

Woof, the austronaut dog.
re: Mavic Cosmos bearings probmerckx56
Mar 28, 2002 2:48 PM
cosmos have sealed bearings, just like every other mavic offering these days. the liitle holes you saw are, indeed, the way to adjust the hub. you'll need a mavic hub adjustment tool (should've come with the wheels. leave the wheel clamped in the fork. turn the tool clockwise in very small increments, always checking for play after you've adjusted. once there is no play, you're good to go! if he didn't get the tool, most shops that sell mavic have a bunch of them lying around.
re: Mavic Cosmos bearings probgrzy
Mar 28, 2002 3:22 PM
If you can't find the little Mavic adjusting too and you're in a pinch you could use something like a Park pin spanner wrench or a pair of small needle nosed pliers in it's place. It's pretty easy to adjust the bearings as merck56 says. The whole unit is surprisingly simple to take apart if you're worried about something being messed up inside, but I'd try to adjust it out first. If you go to take the rear hub apart you'll need to find a l-o-n-g 12 mm Allen wrench to get the freehub off the hub body. This isn't needed on the front.
Thanx a lot guys! (nm)Woof the dog
Mar 28, 2002 11:08 PM