Mavic Spokes Rust

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Mavic Spokes Rust

Postby jetglo » Fri May 11, 2018 12:00 pm

Anyone had problems with spokes on their Mavics?

Looks like rust under the paint to me.
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Tim
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Re: Mavic Spokes Rust

Postby Tim » Fri May 11, 2018 12:49 pm

I've had similar happen on Shimano wheels with black painted, stainless steel, bladed spokes. I first noticed about three years ago.
Think it's only mild surface rust as the spokes are stainless, your's are too I think.
No problems for me so far, a minor/non-existent problem.

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Re: Mavic Spokes Rust

Postby Duck! » Fri May 11, 2018 1:33 pm

I've had more problems with the aluminium nipples of some wheel models corroding and seizing onto the spokes.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Mavic Spokes Rust

Postby ashleygray » Fri May 11, 2018 1:55 pm

Duck! wrote:I've had more problems with the aluminium nipples of some wheel models corroding and seizing onto the spokes.

Having the same problem. I hope someone could give some solutions on this.

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Re: Mavic Spokes Rust

Postby jetglo » Fri May 11, 2018 2:58 pm

The wheels are only 6 months old so not a good look.

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Re: Mavic Spokes Rust

Postby duncanm » Fri May 11, 2018 3:11 pm

ashleygray wrote:
Duck! wrote:I've had more problems with the aluminium nipples of some wheel models corroding and seizing onto the spokes.

Having the same problem. I hope someone could give some solutions on this.


brass nipples or non-aluminium eyelets.

Isolating goop like tef-gel or duralac would solve the problem, but I've never heard of wheel builders using it.

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Re: Mavic Spokes Rust

Postby jetglo » Tue May 15, 2018 9:30 am

Mavic have acknowledged the problem and have seen it before. Apparently if you live near the coast (which most of us do in Australia) the spokes are more susceptible to this issue. They are replacing all the spokes - hopefully with ones that won’t corrode.

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