One of my favorite things about classic French stuff is that I've often been able to buy it dirt cheap becasue someone else didn't want to deal with French dimensions.
Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX
Fred Rednor <email@example.com> wrote:
> I need to overhaul, or at least adjust, a pair of
> maxicar hubs...and I am embarrassed to say, after
> removing the nuts and dustcap from one side, I am
> absolutely baffled as to how to take the thing
> apart. Do I need a special tool? What am I missing
> This is why I avoid french stuff like the plague.
> Nothing is the same as anything else...
Charles, The Maxi-Car hubs might be the best ever made. Here's a past CR list posting with overhaul instructions:
As for things not being the same on French pieces, I'd have to wonder how you initially reacted when seeing the first Phil Wood hubs? After all, those were "different", and in fact were something of an inferior version of the Maxi-Car. Some of the "different" French designs were actually superior, even if those designs were made more popular when employed by Japanese manufacturers. As I've mentioned before, sometimes the frames _look_ a bit rough, although they _always_ seem to ride well. So there's no reason to avoid the stuff as if it were a plague. Cheers, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)