Wow, that's a home trackball that has seem some serious use :)
Creative solution by the way....
Oh and that looks pretty damn similar to an arcade version.....those rollers may very well be compatible with the arcade ones...
That's why I was suggesting a google search for shafts, as it comes up with lots of places to by shafts like mine. The reason I used my solution instead, was the sensor wheels are on the shafts real tight, and I was afraid of damaging or destroying them attempting to transfer them to new shafts.
And yes, this trackball gets used a LOT. I have had it since the 80's and used it with games, art programs, Diamond desktop, etc., etc. But after 30 years, it did need a bit of maintenance. The outside case was horrendous too, with the trak-ball badge on worn, so I'm restoring the case too.
I'm going to try soaking the ball in peroxide mix, to see if I can get it "white" again. I do remember it looking exactly like a billiards cue-ball. I have played pool my entire "adult" life, and this ball looks and feels exactly like a real cue-ball to me, I have never compared side-by-side though. But if the peroxide doesn't work well, I'll be buying a real cue-ball and I'll find out! Or maybe I should use an 8-ball instead?
This is also why I was questioning the quality of components on the CX80. I have been thinking about getting one, because I like the case style, but if it's not the pro quality of the CX22 shafts and balls, then I'll get another CX22.
Edited by Gunstar, Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:56 PM.