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Old 03-08-10, 08:33 PM   #1
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Single Gear with a coaster brake

So I had to change the back tube on my single speed with a coaster break. But for the life of me i was not able to get the back wheel straight for the life of me. Any advice is much appreciated, since I don't have time to take it to a shop.
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First, leave the brake arm hardware loose. Insert both sides into the dropouts. Then tighten down one side at a time, centering the wheel with your thumb and index finger. Tighten the brake arm hardware last.
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thanks that makes alot more sense, the brake arm was what kept pushing it off center.
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