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Old 02-19-19, 10:35 PM
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Axel conversion


Hi there.
I bought a set of wheels (Mavic crossmax)
the rear is 142 (12mm)
front is 100 (15mm)

I need to convert the rear to 135mm (9mm) and the front to 9mm to be used with a QR, so I bought some adapters that do just that.

I measured my rear hub and it is 142 from end to end. Each of the ends has this dark grey protruding end piece with a slot in it. If I were to remove these end-pieces, the hub would measure 135mm. Then I can slide the QR adapter inside, which will reduce the hollow axel to 9mm.

Any tips on how to remove these grey end pieces?
photos attached. I just donít want to botch things up.





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Old 02-20-19, 05:54 AM
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Simple, sell them, and buy a set the that fits (your probably get a better price selling as a set rarther than individually).

For the rear, you can get converters to go the other way 135 to 142, but no 142 to 135,for the front Mavic 99694101

But for all of of it, why did you buy something which won't fit???
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Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
Simple, sell them, and buy a set the that fits (your probably get a better price selling as a set rarther than individually).

For the rear, you can get converters to go the other way 135 to 142, but no 142 to 135,for the front Mavic 99694101
Is this not it? https://www.jensonusa.com/Mavic-Cros...2-To-135QR-Kit
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Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
Simple, sell them, and buy a set the that fits (your probably get a better price selling as a set rarther than individually).

For the rear, you can get converters to go the other way 135 to 142, but no 142 to 135,for the front Mavic 99694101

But for all of of it, why did you buy something which won't fit???

Lol, Having a bad day? ... canít read good?
Yes you can convert 142 to 135... this is pretty common.

As I pointed out: what makes this hub 142mm, are the additional end-caps that protrude out.
These come off. Mavic sells axel conversion kits for both front and rear.

I was just asking if anyone had any tips on removing them.

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Old 02-20-19, 07:44 AM
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When you get the conversion kits from Mavic I suspect they will have directions on how to install the new parts. Roger
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Originally Posted by jonelliotelliot View Post

Lol, Having a bad day? ... canít read good?

Lol yourself, how hard is it to work out tht you need to pull them, 2 massive pictures obscure all that you wrote and fill the screen,

The term RTFM springs to mind for you
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As an aside, is the rear axle really 9 mm? Most rear qr axles are M10x1.0. Front qr axles are usually 9mm.
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Lol, Having a bad day? ... canít read good?
Welcome to BIke Forums, it is par for the course
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