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Mavic Vintage Rims

Mavic rims on this page: Module-E 36-hole | Module E2 36-hole

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What is now Mavic was started in the late 19th century as a maker of bicycle components. Charles Idoux & Lucien Chanel began making bicycle parts in 1889. They called their company "Manufacture d'Articles Vélocipédiques Idoux et Chanel". Obviously Mavic is much easier to say.

It was in 1934 that Mavic hit its stride when they began making aluminum bicycle rims. The Tour de France initially forbade their use, Tour boss Henri Desgrange feeling that they were unsafe compared to wooden rims. Antonin Magne won his second Tour in 1934 using Mavic rims that were painted to look like ones of wood.

In 1975 Mavic began producing the revolutionary Module E, made with a real hook on the bead. This gave the Michelin Elan and other high-pressure tires a more secure seat and almost eliminated tire blow-offs.

Mavic introduced their own component groupset in 1979. The rear derailleurs were beautifully well-made and had an interesting difference. All the derailleur pivot pins were held in place with removable circlips. The derailleurs could be completely disassembled, cleaned and rebuilt. Broken or worn parts, even of the parallelogram, could be replaced.


Mavic 700c Module-E rim, 36-hole. Used, $45.00

This historic rim is obviously used. Given that it is both a used rim and has single eyelets, we recommend that it be used as a front rim, or for a lighter rider.

Rim is 14mm tall, 20mm wide

Mavic Module E rims

The classic Module E decal is still in good shape.

Mavic Module E rim

Close-up of the single-ferule eyelets


Mavic 700c Module-E2 rim, 36-hole. Used, $75.00

E2 rims have a stronger double eyelet.

We have three: E2 #1 | E2 #2 | E2 #3

Mavic 700c Module-E2 rim, 36-hole rim #1. Used, $75.00

Mavic Mudule E2 rim

The rim's inner side

Module E2 rim

Full side view

Module E2rim

Close-up of the double eyelet

Moule E2 rim

And the sidewall

Mavic 700c Module-E2 rim, 36-hole rim #2. Used, $75.00

Mavic Module E@ rim

The rim face, showing some scratches as well as the original rim decal.

Module E2 rim

Another shot of the inside rim face. You can see a few more scratches.

Mavic <odule E2 rim

Full side view

Mavic 700c Module-E2 rim, 36-hole rim #3. Used, $75.00

Mavic Module2 rim

The rim's inside face.

Mavic rim

A look at the double eyelets

Mavic rim

A look at the whole rim