BIST Centauro Axle Issue


#1

Having issues and need help.
I have a BIST Centauro Trinity that is pretty much stripped on one side and perfectly fine on the other -http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb160/XxSuBtLexxPaInxX/YoYos/gnar.jpg - I BELIEVE (used a caliper and various thread charts) the axle is 2.6mm x 40 and I am having and impossible time finding a replacement (any sources??? Id like to try to fix the rounded threads with possibly a bottom tap and just chasing what is still possibly fixable with the normal axle size)
What Throw (or company) uses a 2.7 or 2.8 or something close.(Would something in the YYJ Axle section on YYN work? I very well may have to retap this throw due to the previous owners harmful handling. And before I retap i would really like to know what size to possibly go up to. Any help or suggestions?


#2

Have you tried a hardware store? See what fits - english or metric. If they don’t have a set screw of the right size, use a regular screw and cut the head off.


#3

I would prefer to get an actually axle. Thats really what im looking for, And then something maybe a size up from what it currently has. But im trying to see if there are essentially any axles that would be suitable.

:EDIT:

Ack, nm, Actually got ahold of Mr. B!st on this one. Thanks guys for looking and or helping.


#4

You do know that manufacturers get their ‘axles’ from either a hardware store or a wholesale industrial supply company, right? Aside from a couple of rare exceptions, the vast majority of yo-yo axles are just a simple bolt and nut or a setscrew. Both of which can be found in a local hardware store.


#5

This topic is DEAD- I Sent the Throw to BIST for repair.

Regarding the Axles. I do not have a good cutter, Nor do I wish to chance anything regarding the threads of the yoyo. I would much rather have him deal with this issue. Thanks for the Replies.!


#6

I just want to make sure you realize what we are saying.

You can go to a hardware store and buy the exact same axles that yoyo manufacturers use. It’s not a special made axle just for yoyo’s.