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Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by BrentP, Dec 9, 2012.
Hi Mike, this is Mike. Know where i can buy a 2-speed hub for my Spaceliner?
Thank you for your post. Actually seeing the lights work is amazing. I just purchased a bike and it's enroute with bike flight so I'm just learning more about the bike by these posts. Pardon me for asking but does the actual back tail light work as a 1964 option or did you add that? I really look forward to your post
Wow nice!!!! I'm still looking for a tank for my 66-68 24" boys!
It's a simple swap. The red banded two-speed hub gives you a lower (0.67) ratio to make it easier to climb hills.
The Deluxe model was equipped with a working tail light for all model years. If you review the Spaceliner reference guide on page 1 of this thread, you will find the detailed specs for each Spaceliner model.
Thank you for your response. I look forward to buying one. Is there way to tell if its gonna work when you buy it unmounted?
The hubs are identical in dimensions so the two-speed can be retrofitted to a single speed (and vice versa) without issue.
Thanks for taking the time to do this ... this is better than Google
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Haa haa... you're quite welcome. I'm glad you find it useful.
Oh shoot I can have me a "Sleeper" Spaceliner once I kick it in 2nd gear...gone Lol! Thanks for the great info!!!!! Then if i find the hub alone I don't have to respoke it into my existing rim.
I still have to be careful then if an unhonest chap sells me a three striped hub but switched gears. I I think to prevent that I need to see what the innards of a two speed look like and disassemble it right in front of them so I can verify what I'm buying. Just thinking out loud
If you buy the hub only, you will need to disassemble the wheel, remove the old hub, and rebuild the wheel using the two-speed hub (assuming you're not trying to swap the internals, only). If you're fortunate enough to find a complete wheel and hub, then it's a simple wheel swap.
I don't think you'll need to worry about that.
Mike, I'm not familiar with the spaceliners, but very familiar with the Bendix kickback 2 speeds. I didn't see any of your posts as to what year you have but if you want to make it correct 60 -64 would be a red band, 65 - 70 would be yellow. Either will work, same gearing in both but some of the internal parts are different. The 2 speed parts wont go inside the single speed hub so you will have to re lace the wheel,... and probably need a different length spoke. And yes you can test it in your hand. If its not to gummed up hold the brake arm and spin the sprocket. Watch to see how fast the hub is spinning. Now spin it back like applying the brake then forward again. The hub should spin faster or slower depending what gear it was in. Lots of info out there on the bendix 2 speed kickback hubs, you'll probably find more in the Schwinn forums.
Thank you for that great info.
I would need the red bands since my bike is a '64 Spaceliner
They're easy to find at swap meets, eBay, or on The CABE. There are a couple on eBay currently.
Just won one on ebay: Vintage Bendix Bicycle Hub 2Speed Kick Back Automatic Red Band coaster brake 36h so I'll have it swapped out by a professional. Seller says it spins freely so sounds good. Paid $50 plus $15 shipping. Im on my way to happy bicycle rides.
I just received my bike at the bike shop but i forgot to jot down the tire size since they said theyd try to find a pair in about a week. I wanna ride sooner than that
****26" Spaceliner liner tire size??****