Posted by: will TITLE: AGE / VALUE: bendix 2 spd red vs yellow
Can anyone help me with the differences in the 2 hubs. I am looking to buy a 36 hole rear 2 speed kick back. I know they use a diFferent brake system. Is one easier to work on,function better or more durable.
Thanks for any info
Posted by Ken
This info should be in these archives, and there are schematics around someplace too. I~ll post the bookmarks if I turn them up. Meanwhile here is the deal according to my memory- rust never sleeps... Red band uses the stacking disk brake expander; yellow uses the internal shoes. The blue band is the one with a different ratio- it has the straight-through ratio in low gear, whereas the other two use the planetary low and 1 to 1 high. The reason is that the blue band is for 20" wheels.
Posted by Alvin Brown
I have two 61 racers both have red automatic kickbacks. My 26inch bikes are not red but are kickbacks not marked automatic. My guess to you is its gear ratio. One is not as low as the other. None for sale. I hope this helps. The red for racers.
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