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Old 07-03-05, 10:09 PM
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Maillard splined freewheel

I have a Maillard freewheel that is splined like a cassette. The Sprockets and spacers slide on and the smallest sprocket screws on to lock everything up. It came in a box marked " Maillard Professional Team Issue". The box is full of different size sprockets and some spares, spacers, the freewheel and a two-prong remover tool. The threads are British. I can't find a date anywhere, but I think the two-prong remover makes it pretty early.

The kit allows me to set up my own custom cluster. I have it set up with fairly close spacing and then a big jump to a 28 to get me up ther steep hill to my house.

Can anybody tell me when these were made?
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1977 or a wee bit earlier.

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Later as well. I am running this on my '83 Trek 720(from factoy with this). Do you want to sell these parts? I am interested in buying them.
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I have it on my Gitane TdF. I'm not interested in selling it. They show up on eBay once in a while. I think I paid $35 new in the box.
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Later as well. I am running this on my '83 Trek 720(from factoy with this). Do you want to sell these parts? I am interested in buying them.
You're not talking about a Helicomatic hub, are you? I'm not. If you have one of the Treks with a Helicomatic hub and Matrix rims, I suggest that you look for a wheelset. The 720 was a decent bike, otherwise.
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Don't confuse the Helico matic hub freewheel system with the Professional Maillard splined freewheel. Two different animals.

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Originally Posted by Dirtdrop
I have a Maillard freewheel that is splined like a cassette. The Sprockets and spacers slide on and the smallest sprocket screws on to lock everything up. It came in a box marked " Maillard Professional Team Issue". The box is full of different size sprockets and some spares, spacers, the freewheel and a two-prong remover tool. The threads are British. I can't find a date anywhere, but I think the two-prong remover makes it pretty early.

The kit allows me to set up my own custom cluster. I have it set up with fairly close spacing and then a big jump to a 28 to get me up ther steep hill to my house.

Can anybody tell me when these were made?
Regina made those "kits" as well. Apart from all the Regina frewheel bodies I have, I have two complete Regina kits for mixing and matching.

Love 'em.
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Old 07-04-05, 04:38 PM
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Why look for a wheelset? They work just fine. Thought I would pick-up some spare parts if available.
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While not logical, often wheels sell for less than the sum of their parts or even half of their parts. Also, I have purchased Campagnolo brake calipers with pads and holders for less than what similar condition pads and holders by themselves have sold for.

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Originally Posted by rodfrank
Why look for a wheelset? They work just fine. Thought I would pick-up some spare parts if available.
To quote Sheldon Brown:

"Older Treks generally had very nice frames, well worth keeping/updating. The one area of weakness was that they tended to cheap out on the wheels. Many of them had the horrible Maillard Helicomatic rear hubs, and Trek house-brand "Matrix" rims. If you want a nice rider, an old Trek frame with new wheels can be a very nice classic ride".
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I *like* my Matrix rims! Not as light as a current high-end rim, for sure - but good and strong, stay straight, and light enough for my needs!

Helicomatic hubs, though, I agree aren't particularly nice
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