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Old 07-01-06, 12:03 PM
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Rebuilding old Flightliner hub? Brakes bad...

I got my girlfriend a 1960-ish Sears Flightliner, which is in mostly great shape, but you have to pedal way back to get the brake to engage; it feels worn out.

My local bike shop didn't want to try rebuilding - they would only sell me a new wheel, which would look totally wrong on this classic bike. Does anyone know of a place I can order a new hub so I can rebuild the wheel?

She's totally in love with this bike, so if it's anything short of totally impossible I want to do this...
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Old 07-01-06, 02:51 PM
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What kind of hub is it?
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Old 07-01-06, 03:07 PM
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Chances are whomever made the rear hub aint in business anymore. You could probably go on ebay and find the same kind of hub though, if there aint one on right now its only a matter of time before one pops up. Basically get the exact same kind of hub and do a "guts" swap. Or you can rebuild the rear wheel with the hub of your choice
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Old 07-01-06, 05:12 PM
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hub

I do not recall what brand of hubs are on these but seldom do they wear out or break.Most often the grease dries out and thickens which causes poor braking.They are rather simple,you should be able to do it yourself.Pull it all apart clean it well and put it back together with new grease.
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Old 07-05-06, 08:45 AM
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Probably a Bendix Red Band single speed.
There are diagrams on my web site's "General Resources" section.
As stated by schwinnderella, the Bendix single speed hubs usually only need a cleaning and re-greasing to put them back into good working order.
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Old 07-05-06, 11:36 AM
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Those had Komet rear hubs.
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