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 Post subject: mavic 231 cd
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:39 pm 
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are mavic 231 cd rims any good?


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 Post subject: Re: mavic 231 cd
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:41 pm 
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I think so. Light, strong and they aren't too narrow so tyres fit easily and setting up cantis on them is a doddle.

I think the silver versions are better though (and they tend to be cheaper too).


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 Post subject: Re: mavic 231 cd
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:43 pm 
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are the cd ones ceramic or just anodised


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 Post subject: Re: mavic 231 cd
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:45 pm 
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Just anodised.


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 Post subject: Re: mavic 231 cd
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:28 pm 
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I don't like them in general, I find setting up brakes on their oddly angled and narrow braking surface a bugger compared to all the other rims and it is easy to have the pads catching on the tyres at some point on the stroke. 987 cantis being the worst with them.
That or they are soon have an edge of the pad going under the rim.

Pretty strong though, fairly light and the CD do look the business especially against amber wall tyres. The CD rims work best once you've worn past the dark anno.


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 Post subject: Re: mavic 231 cd
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:39 pm 
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I agree with the comments, they are retro gold though......the first must have rim for me!......


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 Post subject: Re: mavic 231 cd
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:19 pm 
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They look ace and are the classic retro rim imo. Who cares if they work? :lol: (they do).


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 Post subject: Re: mavic 231 cd
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:23 pm 
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I was going to be picking up a pair this morning off gumtree. arranged collection for 10 this morning on my way I got a call to say that he had just sold them to a friend. I think someone else offered more money for them they where a bargain to only £20 with xt hub's. someone got a bargain :(


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 Post subject: Re: mavic 231 cd
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:28 pm 
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orangeone wrote:
I was going to be picking up a pair this morning off gumtree. arranged collection for 10 this morning on my way I got a call to say that he had just sold them to a friend. I think someone else offered more money for them they where a bargain to only £20 with xt hub's. someone got a bargain :(

That is very poor form on the part of the seller. £20 with XT hubs would indeed have been an incredible bargain.

Despite their minor shortcomings, the M231is almost the iconic rim of the early nineties.
I have a few pairs of silvers but alas, no CD versions at present.


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 Post subject: Re: mavic 231 cd
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:00 pm 
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I think I may have one laced to a Hope Ti disk hub. The hub has cracked flanges but I could strip the wheel down. Can't remember if it's a CD, but pretty sure it is.


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