Others will probably start barking at me, but my experience with Maxi-Cars was less than stellar.
In 2002 I received a brand new built for me Alex Singer bike from France, it had all the candy, including the vaunted Maxi-Car hubs.
Spinning the axles between my fingers, they felt "grindy" - like a cheap hub.
I spent quite a lot of time messing around with them, and then finally threw in the towel and built up a set of wheels with Phil hubs, which are on the bike to this day.
Now others will jump in and tell me that they know of Maxi-Car hubs that have been ridden all over the world and are still going strong with no maintenance after millions of miles.
Maybe it's just a matter of personal preference, but I was very disappointed with them.
Nelson, left hand thread would almost have to be . threaded for a drum brake ? Meant for use only in the southern hemisphere, or in countries where they drive on the wrong side of the road ? Or maybe a track hub? Can't imagine.
I should also note that cycling legend Spence Wolf's Alex Singer bicycle . was equipped with Phil Wood hubs.
Several years ago, I laced up a pair of wheels with NOS Maxi-Car hubs.
Tried to put on a freewheel, and it wouldn't go.. measured it, yep, it
was French diameter and pitch.. Freewheel was the same.. Upon close
inspection, I discovered that the freewheel threading on the hub was
left-hand thread. Any suggestions?
Nelson Miller // Seattle, WA // USA
Bainbridge Island, WA 206 618 9642 <mailto:email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org