Question about Mavic Cycling
I am trying to determine how to properly lubricate (maybe disassemble) my rear wheel hub. When the tire/wheel rotates the freewheel and chain will rotate (if I'm not clipped in). I believe that my Mavic SSC-SL wheels are about 2004-5 vintage and are in great shape. I have removed the cassette and need to know if I need to further disassemble in order to better lubricate. Bearings appear to be good as there is no noticeable friction/grinding when the wheel rotates (I held the . On the freewheel side of the cassette, it has a 5mm allen wrench fitting; on the non-drive side, there is nothing. I may need an axle vise to remove this safely. Also, to lubricate would I use mineral oil (Mavic recommends mineral oil I believe) for wheel bearings. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Not sure if you ever got a response. I can help with half the issue. These Mavic SSC-SL wheels are a breeze to disassemble the rear hub (I've done so many times). I have these wheels on road bikes AND cross bikes. You DON'T need (nor want to use a vise). Yes, the one side is a 5 mm allen key. While the other side seems like it has nothing, you can actually (with your hand) simply grab the black axle and pull it away/off the hub. It will be a bit stubborn, but trust me, it comes off. There is an O-ring on the inside that simply keeps it sealed and on. Once you have that part off, you now insert a 10 mm allen key. With the 5mm in the other side, you can now twist and remove the entire axle and freehub. Careful, the freehub will now come off the axle, exposing the seals, a washer, AND 2 pawls that are in place by springs. Be careful not to lose the springs.
There's not much to it. Now simply inspect, lube and reassemble. Btw, this is also how you change your wheel from a Shimano hub to a campy hub.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
Can you help with this problem? When descending at fairly high speed if I freewheel at all in any gears below about 23 tooth a really awful screaming noise is heard from the rear cassette and the chain jumps all over the place. There are no other problems with the gears i.e indexing skipping gears. Thanks.
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
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