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Mavic Skewer driving me crazy!(9 posts)

Mavic Skewer driving me crazy!WiseGuy
Jun 19, 2003 12:44 PM
I have a set of Mavic Helium wheels and the from skewer lever has become loose causing an awful vibration / buzz even on fairly smooth surfaces. It appears to be caused by play that has been created from wear between the skewer lever and the pin that attaches the lever to the skewer clamp. I'm trying to figure out how to fix this quickly and inexpensively? Has anyone else had this problem???

Please advise solution!!! Thanks
re: Mavic Skewer driving me crazy!Rusty Coggs
Jun 19, 2003 1:36 PM
How about a new one?
re: Mavic Skewer driving me crazy!WiseGuy
Jun 19, 2003 2:12 PM
How about an inexpensive solution?? I don't think buying another Mavic Skewer (or any decent skewer) is inexpensive by my book.

Other options please!
Less expensive than new teethnewridr
Jun 19, 2003 3:00 PM
I'm not sure the exact problem you're having, but anytime you use the words "loose" and "skewer" in the same sentence it's usually bad. If there is any potential for it to come undone while riding, I would replace it immediately rather than trying to "fix" it.
LOL.......nmRusty Coggs
Jun 19, 2003 5:23 PM
nm
LOL.......nmWiseGuy
Jun 19, 2003 7:32 PM
My particular skewer has a two piece lever. The skewer does an excellent job of clamping the hub tightly to the fork. It's the extended end of the skewer that is making the noise. It looks like the outer piece connects to the inboard piece of the clamp with a press fit pin. I think the pin has developed some play allowing the rattle. Just don't know how best to get the assembly "tight" again.
re: Mavic Skewer driving me crazy!koala
Jun 19, 2003 5:55 PM
Had the same thing happen on a pair of classics pros. I tried everything including wiring it taught to the fork. Found a cheap alloy mavic skewer (10 bucks?) thats heavy as hell but as it is on my heavy set of wheels anyway, who cares. The noise stopped and I pedal in silence again.
OK, now I think I know what the problem is.....newridr
Jun 19, 2003 8:43 PM
I have the Ksyrium SL's and I think the skewers are similar is not the same. You're talking about the little plastic handle that covers an internal metal skewer quick release handle. I looked at it and I'm not sure how you might fix it other than possibly trying to inject some epoxy between the plastic cover and the internal metal QR handle.

Or, try contacting Mavic and be nice about it. They might just cover it as being a defect in workmanship and send you a new one.

In any case, good luck.
This was common on Heliumcyclequip
Jun 20, 2003 2:53 AM
Compare the front and rear skewers - you'll see that a small piece of plastic vibration-damping has gone missing. We used to fix by driving out the pin and coating the inside of the housing with silicone to stop the rattle. You just need the right sized drift punch and the job is fairly easy.