I have had the charbon bike out of action for a few weeks already. Obviously that has negatively affected my chances of reaching this summer’s goal. Now there are some good news and some bad ones. Yesterday I took the bike out for a spin and it seems that the creaking noises came from the rear wheel and not from the fine crack on the frame. I’m not happy about the fact that the crack is there, but at least it does not seem to affect the riding.
Today I finally received a package that was supposed to help solve the rest of the lingering problems. I had ordered a cyclo-cross lever and more importantly a Park Tool HW-13 spoke tool. Obviously since it is the last thing out of order I was really looking forward to tightening the spokes on the rear wheel. Much to my dismay the tool wasn’t compatible with Ksyrium Elite 2011 (!). This is the second wrong size tool I have ordered as nowhere on the mavic site do they give out the right spec.
How many times does Mavic engineers really need to change the spoke nut size anyway? If it is so important the least they should do is provide their customers with a working tool instead of that useless plastic one! Argh!