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Old 04-23-07, 08:29 PM   #1
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Zipp 3000 tri spoke



I just recently won a Zipp 3000 tri-spoke wheel on ebay with the conclusion that it will go for pretty cheap since it had no hub and it was discontinued about 12 years ago. I was right....

so now i have a problem.

Where do i find a hub to fit this beast? i've contacted zipp and they no longer produce nor can replace the axle assembly/hub parts in it. I contacted HED, hoping maybe that there were some similarities in their hub design because they shared the patent for the tri-spoke with zipp, but that was also a dud. I'm still waiting to hear back from Corima and sheldon brown.

but does anybody know anything to help me out, or point me in the right direction?...

or am i going to have to make a clock out of this thing?
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Old 04-24-07, 03:27 PM   #2
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Without seeing a closeup of the hole where the axel should go, I am just talking out my you know what, but... I wonder if an axle from an old bullseye hub would work in there. Those axle were very simple, and flexible with the width. If the wheel has a flange in it to keep the bearing from moving sideways, I see no reason that it would not work. Just get a bearing that has an OD of the hole in the hub and an ID of the axel, and go crazy. I am assuming that this is a front wheel.
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Old 04-24-07, 05:33 PM   #3
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Without seeing a closeup of the hole where the axel should go, I am just talking out my you know what, but... I wonder if an axle from an old bullseye hub would work in there. Those axle were very simple, and flexible with the width. If the wheel has a flange in it to keep the bearing from moving sideways, I see no reason that it would not work. Just get a bearing that has an OD of the hole in the hub and an ID of the axel, and go crazy. I am assuming that this is a front wheel.

This is what i was thinking as well, i do not have the wheel yet, it is being shipped to me, so i don't have any closeups.

I asked sheldon brown about it, and he linked me to his axle and cartridge bearing parts section of his website, insinuating that i could use parts from there to make it work.

Zipp also sent me the original design drawings for the hub and axle assembly today, so i could build the whole thing if i wanted to.
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Looks like somone should have done better research!
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...or am i going to have to make a clock out of this thing?
make it a clock...
honestly though, if you have the design drawings and the money to burn, it most likely is a small amount of lathe work and a couple of cartridge bearings & axle. Find a CNC shop.

Oh, Nimble also makes similar wheels, maybe one of their hubs could be modified to work, I dunno.
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I just recently won a Zipp 3000 tri-spoke wheel on ebay with the conclusion that it will go for pretty cheap since it had no hub and it was discontinued about 12 years ago. I was right....

so now i have a problem.

Where do i find a hub to fit this beast? i've contacted zipp and they no longer produce nor can replace the axle assembly/hub parts in it. I contacted HED, hoping maybe that there were some similarities in their hub design because they shared the patent for the tri-spoke with zipp, but that was also a dud. I'm still waiting to hear back from Corima and sheldon brown.

but does anybody know anything to help me out, or point me in the right direction?...

or am i going to have to make a clock out of this thing?
Hi Metallo

I have the exact same wheel, though it's still in it's original condition (ie. black with white writing) complete with hub and gearset! Currently on a Ken Evans curved downtube Columbus track frame. I was going to sell as a complete bike, but will consider separating.
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Hi Metallo

I have the exact same wheel, though it's still in it's original condition (ie. black with white writing) complete with hub and gearset! Currently on a Ken Evans curved downtube Columbus track frame. I was going to sell as a complete bike, but will consider separating.
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can we see some pictures?
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Old 06-28-07, 04:27 PM   #8
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OK, here are some pics. Have never been able to find out much info about the frame...
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I was going to sell it. Have a guy coming today has offered me $350. He is really keen, calling and emailing me every day. I have been procrastinating... is it worth more?
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it's really unique. do you have more information on kenevans? mrwhite on this board (andy at www.fyxomatosis.com) can probably offer you more info on kenevans, but as for frame-specific information.... well, you're probably going to have to track down the prior owner, or go further back.
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I was going to sell it. Have a guy coming today has offered me $350. He is really keen, calling and emailing me every day. I have been procrastinating... is it worth more?
Definitely worth more. Those Mavic bars could go for a lot (maybe up to $80) on their own. I'm sure someone would pay around $200 for the back wheel. Could get $400-600 for the frame.
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