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I have 2006 mavic Ksyrium elite wheels having done less than 500 miles. The rear cassette is certainly tight enough but i can rock the cassette by about 1-1.5mm by holding the 25 ring? We've opened it all up and it's immaculate - We've retightened but the play is still there. Is this play normal? I have other wheels with much more milage and no play? Cheers, Steve.

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Could be the sealed bearings, just like a car, nothing gets better by itself if it is loose. With expensive wheels, take it to a shop unless you know what you are doing and have the proper tools. Why mess it up so that no one can fix it? Yes, I own 4 large bike stores and sell over 5000 bikes a year, anywhere from $325. to $12,000 models, so I do speak from experience. People are always amazed that the bike sometimes needs a tune up, Well, your car needs it too, but somehow a sewing machine or a bike shouldn't have to? Hummmm, interesting.
Take it to your dealer and let him advise you, this is not a do it yourselfer. Don't be surprised if you need a new chain, they stretch.

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