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Old 09-04-06, 01:45 PM   #1
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Anyone know what this is worth?

I inherited a Peugeot folding bike recently, and although it's a little beat up, it's mechanically sound. There's a large hinge in the center of the downtube and this folding/locking mechanism seems to work great.

It's got a coaster brake, and that's when I noticed something cool. It's got a kickback hub.

Each time I backpedal, an internal gear shift occurs and changes the torque. So when I'm going up a hill, I may be in the low gear, but when I reach the top, I pedal back a quarter-turn, which shifts gears, and then resume pedaling forward in high gear. Genius!

So is anyone familiar with these? I'm not really concerned with keeping the bike, and wouldn't mind selling it.

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I've noticed 3 speed models of these going on Ebay in the $100 range, probably not much more, and maybe a lot less. Depends who's bidding. I don't know, maybe the two speed hub would add some value for someone who really wanted one. I've read of those, but don't particularly want one myself. If it needed overhaul at any point, might be a bit of a pain, and I don't like coaster brakes.

Seems like it might be a neat little bike for just riding short distances around town. Why not keep it?
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Bendix made these hubs in the U.S. I don't know if they supplied Peugeot, or if there are other makers of the "kickback" hubs. Bendix hubs have either red, blue or yellow bands around the center. The red and yellow are a gear reduction. The blue is an overdrive, meant for small wheel bikes, so I would guess your bike has that version.
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I think Sachs may have made some 2sp kickback hubs too. I have a couple of the Bendix ones that I aquired from somewhere. They are a neat hub for a cruiser/short haul city bike. As far as value...the bike is worth what ever someone will pay for it I would guess in the $75-$100 if someone really wanted it. If you put it on Ebay, I would suggest a $50 reserve.

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