This is a faithful re-creation of the Bendix 2-speed Automatic hubs found on so many Schwinns in the late 1960's.
The rider back-pedals slightly to shift gears.
We are carrying the Blue Band and Yellow Band versions as well as most replacement parts.
– LOW GEAR (UNDERDRIVE): The YELLOW band hub has a low gear: 1 sprocket turn for .67 hub turn low gear to go up hills easier. High gear is 1:1. The original hubs would go on bikes with 26" and 24" wheels. They were also used on bikes with 20" wheels and 46-teeth sprockets.
– OVERDRIVE: The BLUE band hub has 1:1 low gear, and high gear is "Overdrive": 1 sprocket turn for 1.5 hub turn. The original hubs were used on bikes with 20" wheels and 36-teeth sprockets to go further on flat roads.