Help with Bendix hub

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  1. #1 Posted May 18, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I have a bendix 76 hub on a 70's Schwinn. It drives fine but when you apply the brake and try to pedal again, you have to do about two revolutions before getting traction. It happens every time. I took hub apart but nothing appears broken. Is there a common wear part that may look good but is in fact worn out?
     
  2. #2 Posted May 19, 2017

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    Never had that happen. I like Bendix..simple to work on and work well...I'd like to know also for future reference.

    My guess is grease old or too thick.
     
  3. #3 Posted May 19, 2017

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  4. #4 Posted May 19, 2017

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    X2 Always the problem.
     
  5. #5 Posted May 19, 2017

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    If there's too much play in the hub,it could be the problem.most likely hardened grease as mentioned though.
     
  6. #6 Posted May 20, 2017

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    Thanks for the help. Cleaned, greased & re assembled....works like new!
     
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