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Old 03-04-20, 06:10 PM
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Maillard 700 Professional Variations

I started looking for Maillard 700 professionals and found a variation in the shape and end cap composition. The rear in this phone has what appears to be plastic dust/end caps and the angles inside the hub are sharper. Decal looks legit, but I could be wrong. Is the plastic dust cap model legit?

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It does seem odd that one hub would have metal dustcaps and the other plastic. I have a low flange set of maillard 700 hubs on my 1982 Peugeot PXN 10; those have metal dustcaps. I have a high flange set of maillard 700 hubs and those have plastic dustcaps.
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Ugly plastic ends are factory correct.
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I have two sets of Maillard 700 HF hubs and both have the black plastic dust caps. The chrome one may be one of the labyrinth sealed dust caps that Maillard used in later hub production.
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bikemig I guess that sounds like both were offered. Mine are both low flange. I also have a complete set of low flange metal dust caps in 36h so that it what led me to think metal was the norm.

crank_addict Glad to hear plastic is common / correct. If there is variance, I was betting the plastic could be just a relabeled off brand.
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There are two generations on these.

The black plastic dust seals are the original type.

Metal seals are later type - "G2"/"V2"/"Mk.II" - select your terminology.

Hubs were produced by Etablissements Perrin, makers of Pelissier/Newstar/& other badges, for Maillard.

Here is an advert from the 1973 launch time -




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Like this model very much and clearly a high quality component.

It does have one unfortunate design feature. On most hubs with a one-piece alloy shell a home mechanic can easily remove a worn out bearing cup with an offset drift punch or purpose made puller. This is because there is an open area behind the cup so that the mechanic can gain purchase on the cup's backside. Hub shell design here lacks this open area. Cup seats in a spot which is square in cross section and the hole in the cup center is larger in diameter than the hole in the shell interior; so no place to grab/push.

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