Maxi-Car hubs were made in small batches, and were sold direct from the factory to bike dealers. So there weren't any left in the distribution pipeline. Within a year, they were sold out, and that was that. In 1999, they sold for about 200 Euros a pair.
Cycles Alex Singer has been searching high and low in France for
these, and no luck. They have a few left, but once they are gone
(only on new bikes, not sold separately), people who want them on
their bikes will have to supply their own.
Jan Heine, Seattle
Vintage Bicycle Quarterly
>So maxicar hubs (made in france) went out of production in 1999. Do
>any retailers still have any stock of these, and if so, how much do
>the modern ones sell for ?? I know that the ancient ones sell for a
>small fortune, i was kinda wondering about the 1999 ones ...
>- Don Gillies
>San Diego, CA