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New cassette on Mavic hub

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by yellow v2, 30 Dec 2007.

  1. yellow v2

    yellow v2 New Member

    I have recently bought a set of new Mavic Aksium's and new Ultegra 9 speed cassette. However when I fit the cassette there is a small amount of play, the last sprocket is about flush with the hub, it is seems that a thin washer or shim may be required about 1mm thick. Can anyone offer advice to whether this is usual? It is not the spacer for 7/8 speed that is needed it is much too thick!
     
  2. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Yeah i think you need a spacer try searching on the net for the importer or try a good bike shop for advice ;)
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    My Aksiums came without a spacer - had fallen out of the box. Had a spare spacer from some old 7 speed blocks - ask your local bike shop to see if they have anything - about 1mm - the spacer goes on first - i.e. next to the spokes.
     
  4. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    what fossy said ;)
     
  5. yellow v2

    yellow v2 New Member

    Thanks guys, maybe the spacer had fallen out of mine aswell, I shall go to bikeshop tomorrow to try and get one. I have just found an article in an old cycling plus mag which does say a spacer may be req. on Mavic hubs for Shimano cassettes!
     
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    A spacer is needed for 8/9 speed for mavic hubs - same with Ksyriums as well.

    My Aksiums are currently running on a 7 speed bike - 2 x 3.0mm spacers first then the 7 speed block.

    Let us know how you get on !
     
  7. What Steve said.
     
  8. yellow v2

    yellow v2 New Member

    Thanks mickle, I have a spacer for the 7/8 speed (3mm I think) but it is too thick, the last sprocket will not engage the splines, although I can get it on. Which is why I think I need one approx 1mm, I think I will take the wheel and cassette with me tomorrow!
     
  9. No, thank Fossy! Ive some spacers if you don't find one but I'm not back in the workshop till the 10th.
     
  10. what Mickle said

    Im going into work tomorrow to get a van to move so if you let me know ill get you one (if i can find it in the mess).
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    If you don't get sorted, I think I have one in my spares box..... don't ever throw spacers, washers, bolts, nuts away - you never know.....
     
  12. Spandex, Blue bin under my workbench, black campag 1mm spacers, loads of em on a toe-strap.
     
  13. yellow v2

    yellow v2 New Member

    Thanks fossy! thanks guys, will let you know how I get on.
     

  14. OK er you dont have a workdench any more:biggrin: sorry *LOL*











    I know the box you mean PM me with the adderss ill be there round 1ish.
     
  15. Correction, your workbench.





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