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    Can't remove lefty wheel the regular way (lost hub dust cover), w/ some xtra pics

    Hi,

    Today was another dreary day at the office, until i read on the internets that my new wheels had arrived at the post office. Joy of joys. Came home after work, dropped my stuff, and went to the post office to pick up my recently bought 2012 Mavic Crossmax ST lefty wheels. Long story short: I can't fit my front or rear wheel ATM

    Question 1:
    The rear wheel is apparently 15 or 20mm thru axle or so, and I need QR. The QR adapters did not come with the wheels. So, I need to order these hub axle adapters separately. I'm assuming these would do the trick: Mavic 2012 Hub Axle Adaptors | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com
    Is that a correct assumption?

    Question 2:
    During a previous ride I must have lost the lefty hub dust cover. But the bolt is still in, only the cover is gone. When I loosen the bolt, as you would to remove the wheel, the wheel does not come off. Instead the bolt comes out.
    How to get the wheel off?

    Thanks,
    Roy

    In return pics:

    Brand spanking new.


    The new wheels, sadly waiting before they can be put on the bike.


    Because everyone here likes seeing Cannondales.


    I'd like... wait I'd love to have the wheels fitted to this bike:


    This is what it looked like after the ride, with the missing hub dust cover:


    Other angle, extra flashy, flash-y? Yes, with some added flash:


    The bolt removed, but the wheel is still on help, anyone?

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    I dunno about your rear wheel but for your front one all you have to do is to use the cap that came on your new wheels to remove the old ones.....
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    Thanks, i don't have the right tool apparently.
    Looks like i need a clamp hub wrench, like the one in the picture below. I tried to use the plastic one that came with the wheels, but that's not up to the job. Well, I'll drop by the LBS tomorrow then.

    This is the one I need


    This is the one I've got

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    Keep in mind that the cap is reverse threaded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpjumpy View Post
    Keep in mind that the cap is reverse threaded
    +1 Righty-Loosey, Lefty-Tighty

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    The hub reducers you have linked will NOT work, those are for a 20mm front hub.

    Mavic has QR adapters for 12mm rear axles call them or have a shop order them.

    if your in a pinch this will work...

    these adapters

    Mavic 2012 10mm ITS-4 Hub Reducers | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    and this axle (or any 10mm axle)

    Fire Eye R10 Axle 2012 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com
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    Thanks trauma and stumpjumpy, I gave it a another go. Turning clockwise to loosen it, but one of the plastic pins broke off, so I think I need another tool. This looks the one they use in the picture: Park Tool Cone Pin Spanner | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    I went to the LBS today asking if they could take it off, but they couldn't, they said they had to order the hub cap, because they didn't have one in stock (they pride themselves for being the largest Cannondale dealer in Scandinavia). I'm going to wait 2 weeks for them to get it in stock, otherwise I'll order one from dr. Cannondale

    Thanks Mike.rider for the alternative,
    LBS had to order the 12mm to QR adapters as well, and they didn't know how long it would take. Could be weeks.

    With a little luck, I'll still be able to use the wheels before the season is over.

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    That is for adjusting the bearings on the rear wheel only, not a spanner wrench for the Lefty hub.



    This is the one I've got
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    Yeah, didn't look right at all, you're right.
    Do you have a link or a model no. of the spanner wrench that I need for the lefty hub?
    I'm lost (and new to removing a lefty hub cap).

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    Hi Guys,

    I am having a similar problem !
    I have a Canoondale Gemini 2003 - with a Lefty 130 Max TPC+ - and I ran down a pedestrian a little while ago ( he is ok and I am too - nothing major )
    All that I thought happend to the bike was that the caliper got a little off the track and was touching the disc and sowing me down. Took it to the corner shop ( I am in sydney ) and they fixed the caliper. The repair man ( def not a canoondale specialist ) told me that there was something wrong with the front Axis as he removed the screw ( there is a cap ) and he said that the wheel didn't come out.
    From what I am reading here, he did not do all the steps as the screw does not let the wheel out, am I right ?
    He scared me saying that I shouldn't ride the bike as he does not know whats supporting the front wheel,

    Any thoughts or ideas ?

    Thanks in advance guys !

    A

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    Quote Originally Posted by royalty View Post
    Yeah, didn't look right at all, you're right.
    Do you have a link or a model no. of the spanner wrench that I need for the lefty hub?
    I'm lost (and new to removing a lefty hub cap).
    Any decent bike shop should have the appropriate Park Spanner tool (the green one, SP-1): Park Tool Co. SPA-1 : Pin Spanner: Green. There is also a "universal" Park Spanner tool that will not only work on the cap, but will have other potential uses as well. Park Tool Co. SPA-6 : Adjustable Spanner : Crank Tools Its what I use.

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    You should have them remove the lefty cap (they really should have some sort of pin spanner wrench if they have ever done real work) and install it onto your current wheel, just so that you can remove the wheel. Remove the cap and re install on your new wheels so you can go ride!!

    When the new lefty cap comes in, install it on your old wheels...

    Also, a pair of snap ring pliers should work until you get a Park spanner....

    Craftsman

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    Solved! Thanks for your help!

    Well I feel like a bit of an idiot. Those 12mm to QR adapters were stuck inside the hub shipping-protection caps, doh, I didn't notice until today I wanted to go the the LBS again. Once I figured that out it was a piece of cake. I fitted the rear wheel tubeless and then I followed Trauma's advice. I went to the LBS with the new front wheel, and asked if they could remove the lefty cap, install it on my current front wheel, take the front wheel off and install the lefty cap on the new wheel again. Then I walked home, carrying the bike and two front wheels. Cost: 0 kroner, YES!
    Once I got home, swapped the tire from the old to the new wheel and that's it. Below is the end result.

    Thanks for all your help and tips!






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    That is, by far, the sweetest RZ I have ever seen!!!


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    Thanks

    You also own a handful of beauties (including your new EVO) I noticed on the forums very cool. I wish I had pockets as deep as yours. /a bit jealous

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