Mavic 500 / 550 / GP 4 Vintage Tubular Road Wheels

✓ Original vintage wheels - produced in the 1970s
✓ Super lightweight for the era - only 1.8 kg (for the pair)!
✓ Professionally serviced, cleaned & tub glue removed*
✓ Worldwide shipping

Mavic 500 / 550 wheels built with Mavic GP 4 rims, the hubs hailing from France and in production during the 1970s. Made from aluminium/steel and weighing in at 1.8 kg - incredibly lightweight for a pair of wheels at that time. A fine choice for keeping your vintage bike authentic, but also great for any other compatible bike too.

The wheels have been serviced, excess glue residue removed and graded as excellent condition, but do take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition before you buy.

*Heavily bonded glue residue may be left on the rims as new glue can be applied to this. If using tape please check the brand guidelines as some manufacturers recommend removing all traces of old glue, even if extremely well bonded.


Bearing / Race Condition - Excellent
Rim Condition - Very Good
Hubs - Mavic 500 / 550
Rims - Mavic GP 4
Production Era - 1970s
Material - Aluminium / Steel
Weight - 1.81 kg
Stock Code - U-W-PR77V


Rim Size - 28"/700c Tubular
Bike Type - Road
Drilling (F/R) - 32/32 Hole
Spacing (O.L.D.) (F/R) - 100 mm / 126 mm
Speed - 5 Speed, 6 Speed, 7 Speed
Sprocket Fitting - Screw On (English/ISO: 1.375 x 24 TPI)


We've been safely sending orders around the world since 2010. There's a handy shipping calculator on the shopping cart page so you can see the cost of postage as soon as you've added it to your basket. Your order will be carefully packed and sent with tracking & insurance, we despatch most orders within 2-3 days but larger items and orders placed before the weekend can take an extra day or two to process.

We accept returns, please notify us within 14 days and ensure the item arrives back with us no later than 30 days after the order was received.

We don't charge VAT, however, if buying from outside of the UK please remember that there may be import fees to pay directly to the delivery company before receiving the order. Unfortunately we can’t advise on the exact costs as it varies from country to country, so please check your national rates before purchasing.


Rim Size - this should match the size your bike frame is designed to fit. Standard/full size tubulars only come in one wheel size, these are often referred to as 28" or 700c (sometimes even 27"). These are all the same size, the next size down is 26", so any rims larger than 26" will be standard/full size tubulars.

Bike Type - this is really just a guide, as technically any wheels can be used on any bike as long as everything's compatible. Within reason of course - we wouldn't recommend riding a set of skinny tubular road wheels down a mountain!

Drilling (F/R) - the number of spokes in each wheel (front/rear).

Spacing (O.L.D.) (F/R) - the width of the hubs measured at their widest point, from the outside of the locking end nuts (O.L.D. = Over Locknut Dimension), not including the hub axle. These measurements need to match the inside of your frame and fork’s dropouts. Steel frames can be stretched or squeezed a few mm but it's always best to avoid this if possible, aluminium or carbon frames should never be stretched.

Speed - the number of cogs the rear hub was designed to be used with.

Sprocket Fitting - for cassette hubs this refers to the spline pattern (the shape of the cogs where they slide on to the hub) and this must match the cassette you intend to use. With freewheel hubs it refers to the thread, ISO is the modern standard and is almost exactly the same as older English/British and Italian thread, allowing you to mix and match between these thread types as long as it's not going to be under extreme force, in which case it's best to stick to an exact match. Freewheel hubs with a French thread must be used with a French threaded freewheel.