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    noisey backpedal brake

    Hi
    I've just bought a giant simple 3 cruiser it has a nexus 3 speed hub and yesterday I was screaming down a long hill and towards the end when I started to break it was really noisey. It was a loud high pitch squeaky noise.
    Is this normal?
    Do/can these kind of brakes fail?
    I'm going to go to the sheldon web site to see how these brakes work.

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    coasterbrakelockup lz4005's Avatar
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    Everything can/does fail.
    Hopefully all you did was overheat the brake and boil out the lube. If so you should be able to re-pack it and go on your merry way.
    There are all sorts of little fiddley bits inside a nexus hub. If you have any doubts about your ability to work on one, take it to a dealer. It is also important to use the right lube.

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    Your Friend in Newport
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    Oh, they can fail... Especially if your chain tends to fall off

    (just got an Electra Rat Rod with Nexus 3, loosely assembled by an lbs)

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    So is the loud noise that I heard normal?

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    It is normal for a coaster hub with something wrong with it to make a loud noise, yes.

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    ah ha OK thanks.

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