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Old 12-17-11, 07:19 PM
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Maillard 700 Hub Cone replacement

I need to replace cones front and back on a set of Maillard 700's. These on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mail...ht_1081wt_1165

appear to be the right size but seem made of a lesser material than the originals. Does anyone know if other manufactures cones; perhaps Campagnolo would fit the Maillard axles and dust caps?

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Those dont look too good , do they - they look to have some cheap plating on them - I have to say that almost every set of Atom or Maillard hubs I have come across have had badly worn cones - I think perhaps they are just poor quality metal for bearing surfaces, particularly the cones - cups are often okay.
I think you'll find that many other cones will fit them - I have done a few quick fix-ups by taking the cones out of other hubs (mostly Japanese). I have also fitted new Campag cones into Suntour hubs, so maybe there is quite a wide range of compatibility - no guarantee -(particularly not a money-back guarantee!) - I'm just suggesting that its quite likely that you will find something else that will fit. Good Luck.

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Campagnolo threading is different. The price of those you referenced is steep and probably of a lesser grade... but they are new.
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Budget Bicycle Center is not a budget bicycle center.
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Budget Bicycle Center is not a budget bicycle center.
I am sure their budget has exceptional expenses, and they need to cover them.
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The Maillard 700 is a professional grade hub and I would expect them to have higher quality cones than the cheaper Atoms and Normandys, but I don't know for a fact that they do. I do know that my Maillard 700s have held up well.
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Theoretically, since there is only one radius that will fit a ball of a given size, you *should* be able to use any cone that will take the thread and fit the balls.

Theoretically.
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Though not sure of the situation here, I do recall having a tough time finding cones for the Maillard 500 hubs on my buddy's Trek 400. This makes me think you will need something special for the 700 set also. I am pretty sure I have a 700 hub in The Old Shed. If I can find it when the sun comes up, I will test a Maillard cone to see if it fits.

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Thanks all-

Cups and cones are certainly of high quality...cones have developed a bit of a valley (asymmetrical on one side) and some pitting. Cups in fine shape so I want to keep them that way.
If the cups looked tired as well I would just ride on. The wheels turn pretty smoothly now.

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