Rough joint on Mavic rims?

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Re: Rough joint on Mavic rims?

Postby Dick Scruttock » Sat Dec 29, 2012 02:05 am

Found this image online of the join on the same rim, looks interesting to say the least:
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Re: Rough joint on Mavic rims?

Postby MajorMantra » Sat Dec 29, 2012 02:26 am

I guess I stand corrected.

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Re: Rough joint on Mavic rims?

Postby The Rookie » Sat Dec 29, 2012 07:25 am

alomac wrote:I emailed Merlin with some photos, and here is their response:

' are all the same with this heavy weld area on the rim. '

It's not a heavy weld area is it, it's like someone has taken an angle grinder to it to clean the excess weld off....

Tried contacting Mavic direct for an opinion?

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Re: Rough joint on Mavic rims?

Postby Lagrange » Sat Dec 29, 2012 07:46 am

alomac wrote:I emailed Merlin with some photos, and here is their response:

We have shown pictures of this to mavic and they have agreed that this is the finish left by the welding process on this rim.'


Why did Merlin share the pics with Mavic - because they did not manufacture the rim and because they are as concerned as most people in this forum. I think that the rims are poor that the weld will not compensate for the grinding and that the strength is compromsed

Send them back and a link to this forum and maybe someone who lives near Merlin can check the stock items and get back to the forum?

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Re: Rough joint on Mavic rims?

Postby dusk » Sat Dec 29, 2012 09:55 am

Rick Draper wrote:Found this image online of the join on the same rim, looks interesting to say the least:
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My ex729 looks like this except the groove is slightly narrower
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Re: Rough joint on Mavic rims?

Postby carbonkid » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:39 am

chez_m356 wrote:
carbonkid wrote:
cooldad wrote:
carbonkid wrote:i would be sending them back, sounds like they let the apprentice have a go,i make carbon motorbike wheels for a living so should no what im on about, you would hope.

Do you weld them?

the carbon wheels have a magnesium hub glued in which has to be cnc machined or welded if its a custom hub

so do you weld/cnc them, or just glue the hub in ? :)

once the hub has been made and painted it is glued in to the wheel

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Re: Rough joint on Mavic rims?

Postby chez_m356 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 14:47 pm

carbonkid wrote:
chez_m356 wrote:
carbonkid wrote:
cooldad wrote:
carbonkid wrote:i would be sending them back, sounds like they let the apprentice have a go,i make carbon motorbike wheels for a living so should no what im on about, you would hope.

Do you weld them?

the carbon wheels have a magnesium hub glued in which has to be cnc machined or welded if its a custom hub

so do you weld/cnc them, or just glue the hub in ? :)

once the hub has been made and painted it is glued in to the wheel

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Re: Rough joint on Mavic rims?

Postby alomac » Thu Jan 03, 2013 06:01 am

The Beginner wrote:Tried contacting Mavic direct for an opinion?


I want to, but they don't make it easy, Mavic's site gives no contact info and just fobs you off on to the retailer
Given that it's a custom-built item, I'm not sure I can return the wheels unless Mavic concedes that there's something wrong with the rim (if there's something wrong...).

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Re: Rough joint on Mavic rims?

Postby supersonic » Thu Jan 03, 2013 14:47 pm

You still have your consumer rights, and I am pretty sure the DSR still apply to you if you wanted to return them.


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