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Old 11-13-15, 04:50 PM
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Plastic cups, hollow axles? Please ID.

Bought a $20 box-o-crap off Kijiji today and it had some nice surprises. Athena bottom bracket, hoods/levers, chainrings etc but some weird stuff I can't id. Items 1 thru 6. Item 1 is an all plastic set of cups??? Item 2 looks like some weight weenie axles? 3 is some odd clamp on gidget and 6 is some plastic threaded rod thingmabobs

ID this stuff and you can have it for shipping. Thanks.
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Old 11-13-15, 05:58 PM
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The BB cups might be for an OMAS (actually O.M.A.S. but would expect that to be stamped on them) sealed bearing bottom bracket. I've seen cups like that before.
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My guess for #2 is Mavic 500 series axles. If I am right, I would like them!
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I also wonder if the cups are made to accept a cartridge though the thick wall would make for thing bearings.

#6 shows a valve extender for aero rims at left, the thing with the flat bar is probably from a tap set? a sliding T-handle of some sort, the flat part being for the set screw?

The internal threaded rings look like something from sort of locking grip nut sort of thing...
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My guess for #2 is Mavic 500 series axles. If I am right, I would like them!
Doesn't look like anything Mavic I can find, not 500's or anything on Velobase either.
@cyclotoine Agree, valve extender and maybe the tap idea but they're not very robust.

Will try cups with shells.

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I have to wonder if #2 are some sort of spacers for clamping to a trainer, or for transport. Purely a guess there, but if they were axles, I'd expect to see cones.
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I have to wonder if #2 are some sort of spacers for clamping to a trainer, or for transport. Purely a guess there, but if they were axles, I'd expect to see cones.
I was thinking maybe disc or tri-spoke wheels (internal bearings?) but I've never owned one so can't say. Maybe mechanics forum would know. I'll measure OLDs, looks like 2 rears and a front.

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A long time forum member, now lurker (with 9,999 posts) was kind enough to identify the hollow axles and cups as TriSpoke parts and showed me the proof. The sleeves are thread protectors, used when a rear wheel is transformed into a front by swapping axles and spacers.



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[QUOTE=clubman;18317830]Doesn't look like anything Mavic I can find, not 500's or anything on Velobase either.
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~[IMG]Mavic Hub description, on Flickr[/IMG
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You know I owned these hubs and they were as smooth as anything known on this planet at that time. Never had to pull them apart so I never dreamed the cups were some kind of composite. They didn't look like it. I still don't see it but who cares? Anyway, if anyone objects to the the marriage of said parts and their potential spouse, please speak now.... No? I now pronounce you man and cups. You may now grease the...wait, sealed bearings. Saved from bike porn. @SJX426 PM me.
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I lay no claim to the cups! They don't look like the Mavic 500 series cups as no lock ring is associated with them. You have ID'd the axles so I am in error.
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