Mavic MR 601 Hub to 135?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Gary Jacobson, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Hoping, but doubt that Mavic will have longer axles to convert the 130mm
    MR601 hub I have to 135mm spacing.

    Anyone have axles that will work, or know of a way to accomplish this?

    Thanks.

    Gary Jacobson
    Rosendale, NY
     
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  2. "Gary Jacobson" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hoping, but doubt that Mavic will have longer axles to convert the
    > 130mm MR601 hub I have to 135mm spacing.


    > Anyone have axles that will work, or know of a way to accomplish this?


    As far as I'm aware, the MX601 was an MR601 with 135mm spacing that
    differed only in the axle used. Have you asked Mavic if they can supply you
    with an axle?

    James Thomson
     
  3. Mavic doesn't have the parts.
    Maybe Wheels Manufacturing does. I sure hope so.
    Thanks.
    Maybe I can try a shop in France. It's the MX601 reference that could really
    help.
    Gary
    "James Thomson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Gary Jacobson" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Hoping, but doubt that Mavic will have longer axles to convert the
    > > 130mm MR601 hub I have to 135mm spacing.

    >
    > > Anyone have axles that will work, or know of a way to accomplish this?

    >
    > As far as I'm aware, the MX601 was an MR601 with 135mm spacing that
    > differed only in the axle used. Have you asked Mavic if they can supply

    you
    > with an axle?
    >
    > James Thomson
    >
    >
     
  4. John Dacey

    John Dacey Guest

    "Facilius per partes in cognitionem totius adducimur." - Seneca
    On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 22:07:46 GMT, "Gary Jacobson"
    <[email protected]> top-posted:

    >Mavic doesn't have the parts.
    >Maybe Wheels Manufacturing does. I sure hope so.
    >Thanks.
    >Maybe I can try a shop in France. It's the MX601 reference that could really
    >help.
    >Gary
    >"James Thomson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> "Gary Jacobson" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> > Hoping, but doubt that Mavic will have longer axles to convert the
    >> > 130mm MR601 hub I have to 135mm spacing.

    >>
    >> > Anyone have axles that will work, or know of a way to accomplish this?

    >>
    >> As far as I'm aware, the MX601 was an MR601 with 135mm spacing that
    >> differed only in the axle used. Have you asked Mavic if they can supply

    >you
    >> with an axle?
    >>
    >> James Thomson


    When you called the shop tonight, I felt guilty that I had allowed
    myself to be distracted by work from researching this when I first saw
    your post. So I dragged out the manual ad rem again. If it's helpful,
    the exploded diagrams (with Mavic part numbers) for the rear 601
    series hubs are here:

    MR model -
    http://www.businesscycles.com/graphics/mavic601mr_rear.jpg

    MX model -
    http://www.businesscycles.com/graphics/mavic601mx_rear.jpg

    As you can see, the hubshell bearings are common to both models, but I
    am concerned that the difference in the dimensions of the two
    hubshells and their respective axles may preclude interchangeability
    (assuming you can find an MX axle).

    The other option you mentioned on the phone (using the cones from a
    Suzue Pro-MaxSB hub) doesn't strike me as being poised on the brink of
    success either, but I've got those axle sets in stock if you elect to
    give it a shot. Since you mentioned this was for a touring bike, I
    encourage you to seek a hub that hasn't needed such heroic measures to
    be put in play lest it ever come to need attention while on tour.
    -------------------------------
    John Dacey
    Business Cycles, Miami, Florida
    Since 1983
    Comprehensive catalogue of track equipment: online since 1996.
    http://www.businesscycles.com
     
  5. Gosh, How do I thank you and the others who have worked on this. I am really
    heartened by the collective good of the bike community. I guess it really
    shouldn't surprise me.

    You are so right about using standard stuff for touring. But then I read a
    story about a guy who drove a 1972 Jaguar across USA..
    The risk is intriguing, and besides I could just go to a library and e-mail
    you if I had a problem.:)

    I think that if I can get the allen bolt off the side with the dust seal I'd
    be able to put a 2.5mm spacer there, and then space out the drive side with
    a collar or bushing that would snug between the female axle and the axle
    "bolt/end cap". At the very least I could use these wheels for commuting.

    Thanks a million.

    Gary


    "John Dacey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Facilius per partes in cognitionem totius adducimur." - Seneca
    > On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 22:07:46 GMT, "Gary Jacobson"
    > <[email protected]> top-posted:
    >
    > >Mavic doesn't have the parts.
    > >Maybe Wheels Manufacturing does. I sure hope so.
    > >Thanks.
    > >Maybe I can try a shop in France. It's the MX601 reference that could

    really
    > >help.
    > >Gary
    > >"James Thomson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]
    > >> "Gary Jacobson" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > Hoping, but doubt that Mavic will have longer axles to convert the
    > >> > 130mm MR601 hub I have to 135mm spacing.
    > >>
    > >> > Anyone have axles that will work, or know of a way to accomplish

    this?
    > >>
    > >> As far as I'm aware, the MX601 was an MR601 with 135mm spacing that
    > >> differed only in the axle used. Have you asked Mavic if they can supply

    > >you
    > >> with an axle?
    > >>
    > >> James Thomson

    >
    > When you called the shop tonight, I felt guilty that I had allowed
    > myself to be distracted by work from researching this when I first saw
    > your post. So I dragged out the manual ad rem again. If it's helpful,
    > the exploded diagrams (with Mavic part numbers) for the rear 601
    > series hubs are here:
    >
    > MR model -
    > http://www.businesscycles.com/graphics/mavic601mr_rear.jpg
    >
    > MX model -
    > http://www.businesscycles.com/graphics/mavic601mx_rear.jpg
    >
    > As you can see, the hubshell bearings are common to both models, but I
    > am concerned that the difference in the dimensions of the two
    > hubshells and their respective axles may preclude interchangeability
    > (assuming you can find an MX axle).
    >
    > The other option you mentioned on the phone (using the cones from a
    > Suzue Pro-MaxSB hub) doesn't strike me as being poised on the brink of
    > success either, but I've got those axle sets in stock if you elect to
    > give it a shot. Since you mentioned this was for a touring bike, I
    > encourage you to seek a hub that hasn't needed such heroic measures to
    > be put in play lest it ever come to need attention while on tour.
    > -------------------------------
    > John Dacey
    > Business Cycles, Miami, Florida
    > Since 1983
    > Comprehensive catalogue of track equipment: online since 1996.
    > http://www.businesscycles.com
     
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