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 Post subject: Mavic 517 rims......
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Where do they sit in the hierarchy?......just landed a set laced to some dx hubs...... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic 517 rims......
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:33 pm 
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I thought the 5 series were right up there in terms of strength etc with the only difference between the 517, 519 and the 521 being the width.


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic 517 rims......
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:38 pm 
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That makes sense.......the same is true for the 231/261 rims of the early 90's, with which I'm more familiar......

They look the part, eyeleted, and seem light and strong.....am I right in thinking they are dated to the late 90's?


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic 517 rims......
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:40 pm 
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97 I think, maybe 98. They are great rims


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic 517 rims......
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:39 am 
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Yep very good rims.
Occasionally they crack around the eyelets.


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic 517 rims......
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:14 am 
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Rampage wrote:
Yep very good rims.
Occasionally they crack around the eyelets.


Thanks chaps.....they are in the que for a belt and braces strip and clean so will get to have a good look at them then..... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic 517 rims......
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:40 am 
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I've riden my ceramics since 1998, and mostly as my only st of wheels, so did commute, touring and XC duties combined.....

Confirm the cracks to watch out for. An early warning is a sort of pulsing through the brakes and uneven wear patterns on the rim surface. As the rim starts to weaken, it seems like it deforms ever so slightly, adjacent to where it will eventually crack at the eyelet hole

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 Post subject: Re: Mavic 517 rims......
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:38 pm 
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They became the 717 I think so top drawer from Mavic. I have pair of 28H ones here waiting to go on some 28H M950 hubs I have ordered :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic 517 rims......
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:49 pm 
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They started out as 217 Mavics light weight eyelet tend XC rim :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic 517 rims......
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:50 pm 
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konaman1 wrote:
They started out as 217 Mavics light weight eyelet tend XC rim :)


They look similar. Are they the same rim then?


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