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Vintage Components - Shimano Bottom Bracket Spindles & Cups

On this page, spindles grouped by length: 112mm | 117.5mm | 121.5mm | 122mm | 122.5mm | 125mm | 127mm

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In 1921 Shozaburo Shimano began making one-speed freewheels. Already Japan had a vigorous bicycle industry and despite a temporary shutdown in 1929 caused by the great depression, by 1939 Shimano was making more than a million freewheels a month. From that start, Shimano has now become a multinational manufacturer of not only bicycle components, but also fishing tackle and other sporting goods.

But it is bicycle equipment that drives the company. In 2013 Shimano had sales of 2.6 billion U.S. dollars. And bicycle components were 75% of the firm's business. It is thought that Shimano production constitutes about half of all the world's bicycle component sales.

For the past thirty years, Shimano had striven to stay on the cutting edge of cycling technology and consistently maintains a high standard of quality control.

Note: We have arranged the spindles in order of their overall length, shortest ones first. They are made for 68mm bottom bracket shells unless otherwise noted.


112 mm spindles:

Shimano 333 spindle, 112mm x 68mm. Used, $12.00

Part# Shim-112-01

Shimano 112 mm spindle

With Shimano's 333 trademark

Shimano spindle

The spindle's other side


117.5 mm spindles:

Shimano D-3A spindle, 117.5mm x 68mm. Barely used, $12.00

Part# Shim-117.5-01

117.5 mm spindle

The D-3A designation can be seen on the lower part of the center section

Shimano D-3A spindle, 117.5mm x 68mm. New, $20.00

Part# Shim-117.5-02

Shimano spindle


121.5 mm spindles:

Shimano D-3SS spindle, 121.5mm x 68mm. Barely used. $12.00

Part# Shim-121.5-01

Shimano Spindle

It's size can just be made out in the picture

Shimano spindle

Another view, with the spindle rolled a bit to show more of the bearing surface and Shimano's numbers.

Shimano D-3NL spindle, 121.5mm x 68mm. Used. $12.00

Part# Shim-121.5-02

121.5mm spindle

Lightly used, with good bearing surfaces

Shimano spindle

And the back side of the spindle

Shimano D-3NL spindle, 121.5mm x 68mm. Used. $12.00

Part# Shim-121.5-03

Shimano Spindle


122 mm spindles:

Shimano 3S-B CrMo spindle, 122mm x 68mm. New. $20.00

Part# Shim-122-01

Shimano 122 mm spindle

New, and ready for the road

Shomano 122 mm spindle

And made from Cro-Moly steel.

Shimano 3S-B CrMo spindle, 122mm x 68mm. New. $20.00

Part# Shim-122-02

Shimano 122 mm spindle

Shimano can make it easy to identify parts.

Shimano 3S-B CrMo spindle, 122mm x 68mm. New. $20.00

Part# Shim-122-03

Shimano bottom bracket spindle


122.5 mm spindles:

Shimano D-3NL CrMo spindle, 122.5mm x 68mm. Used. $12.00

Part# Shim-122.5-01

Shimano 122.5 spindle

Used, with nice, smooth bearing surfaces.

Shimano spindle

Another view with the spindle rotated a bit.

Shimano D-3NL CrMo spindle, 122.5mm x 68mm. Used. $12.00

Part# Shim-122.5-02

Shimano Spindle

Lightly used, in nice condition

Shimano spindle

Rotatng the spindle a bit so see another portion of the bearing surfaces,

Shimano D-3NL CrMo spindle, 122.5mm x 68mm. New. $20.00

Part# Shim-122.5-03

Simano Spindle

New, and ready for installation.

Shimano spindle

Another shot of the same spindle, rotated a bit

Shimano D-3NL CrMo spindle, 122.5mm x 68mm. Used. $12.00

Part# Shim-122.5-04

Shimano Spindle


125 mm spindles:

Shimano 3NN CrMo spindle, 125mm x 68mm. Used. $12.00

Part# Shim-125-01

Shimano 125mm spindle

Shimano 3UB CrMo spindle, 125mm x 68mm. Used. $12.00

Part# Shim-125-02

Simoano Spindle

Lightly used


127 mm spindles:

Shimano 3T CrMo spindle, 127mm x 68mm. Used. $12.00

Part# Shim-127-01

Shimano 127mm spindle