About a year or more ago I inherited a set of 32h Dura-Ace 7700 hubs laced to a set of mis-matched tubular rims. Finally getting around to getting them set up as a file tread 'cross setup.
Disassembled, replaced bearings, and repacked. Rear is buttery smooth, couldn't be nicer. The front had apparently been used for some time with much too little preload, and as a result the cone on one side is etched really, really badly, about 3/4 of its circumference, and as a result the hub will not spin smoothly
I've searched high and low for a replacement cone for a Shimano 7700 front hub. All I can come up with are a few UK sites that have such a part listed, only out of stock. Wheels Manufacturing doesn't carry the part, nor does QBP, nor several other wholesalers I've checked with, nor Loose Screws, etc.
I know I could spend the rest of my life searching ebay and classifieds looking for someone selling a hub for parts, but I'm not up for that.
Anyone have a suggestion for a source for such a part? Any chance this part is re-purposed somewhere else in the Shimano lineup with a different part number?