Re: [CR]Maxi-Car Hub Help


From: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>
To: "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Maxi-Car Hub Help
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 10:19:11 -0500


perhaps old , but for tandem use ??

Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas U.S.A.


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From: "Amir Avitzur"
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Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2004 10:53 AM
Subject: [CR]Maxi-Car Hub Help


I was lucky enough to "win" a Maxi-Car rear hub on ebay. It looks just like the one at: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/Maxicar_pair_newer.htm

When measuring it (for spokecalc) I was surprised to find that it is 130 mm wide.

Does that mean it is recent vintage? I was hoping to use it on an early 70's Mercier that has a 126 mm drop-out width. Should I spread the dropouts? Can I shorten the hub width?

It looks as if it has French thread (35 mm O.D. on freewheel threads). What types of freewheels went on 130mm threaded hubs?

Where can I find technical information about Maxi-Cars? Are spare parts still available? Are the sealed bearings standard?

It spins great and looks very rugged ... was it designed for tandems? If so, do I need to use special spokes?

Any help is much appreciated.

Amir Avitzur Modi'in, Israel (where we saw figs are ripening on the trees, juicy sabras on cactus and bright, beautiful sunflowers on our morning ride)