removing nut on end of Mavic spoke

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removing nut on end of Mavic spoke

Postby jules21 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:56 am

does anyone know a good way of removing the nut from the end of a Mavic spoke?

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I bought this on E-Bleh and it's the right spoke, but I didn't expect it to have this nut on the end. Clearly was used on a different model mavic wheel to mine (Cosmic Elite).

Yes I've tried turning it with a spoke wrench and as you'd expect, it's bonded so that didn't work. There's limited scope for applying much force.

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Re: removing nut on end of Mavic spoke

Postby P!N20 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:02 pm

^ Dunno, but don’t forget to do the vacuuming.

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Re: removing nut on end of Mavic spoke

Postby jules21 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:10 pm

I have til Monday when the wife gets back 8)

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Re: removing nut on end of Mavic spoke

Postby Duck! » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:08 pm

Hold the spoke firmly as close to the nipple as possible to minimise risk of twisting the spoke, and use a hex socket or appropriate spanner to remove the nipple. It will take a bit of grunt, but will come off.
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Re: removing nut on end of Mavic spoke

Postby kb » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:31 pm

Ambiguous subject there :-)
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Re: removing nut on end of Mavic spoke

Postby find_bruce » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:11 pm


No you don't
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Re: removing nut on end of Mavic spoke

Postby jules21 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:21 pm

awesome, thanks guys. except Karl. that wasn't helpful. hope you are feeling better though :)

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Re: removing nut on end of Mavic spoke

Postby Ivanerrol » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:25 pm

Can I ask a silly question?

Why did you buy these spokes off fleabay?

Are they second hand and/or hard to get?

I ask because I have some similar Mavic's
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Re: removing nut on end of Mavic spoke

Postby jules21 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:46 am

Ivanerrol wrote:Why did you buy these spokes off fleabay?

yes they were cheaper off there. you can get them new but at $10 a spoke usually.

mind you, this seller made me work for them, renegotiating the price and sending to wrong address. I guess that's why reputable retailers charge more.

if you need any let me know.

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Re: removing nut on end of Mavic spoke

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:09 pm

Think ya self lucky. It cost me $20 a spoke for my Fulcrum 1s. :shock:

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