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Old 03-24-11, 12:11 PM   #1
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Converting SRAM I-motion 9 coaster brake to standard.

Hey, I can get a real good deal on I-motion 9 coaster brake hub. I'd rather have it just be a freewheeling hub. If i disassemble the hub, remove the coaster arm, and replace with a spacer of equal size, will the hub act like a standard freewheelin hub?
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seriously? no one has tried this?
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I'm pretty sure that wouldn't work. If you really did get a smashing deal, you can always build it up and try, and if it doesnt work, sell it to someone who wants a coaster brake.
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You could contact SRAM for tech advice.
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Hey, I can get a real good deal on I-motion 9 coaster brake hub. I'd rather have it just be a freewheeling hub. If i disassemble the hub, remove the coaster arm, and replace with a spacer of equal size, will the hub act like a standard freewheelin hub?
Here's instructions on how to disassemble the hub: http://www.sram.com/_media/pdf/sram/...Y09_E_RevA.pdf
If you have access to a good machine shop and can figure out how to disable the driver for the brake and not destroy the hub in the process, go for it. I think you're better off getting a freewheel hub if that's what you want.

You might get better answers off the Hubstripping site: http://hubstripping.wordpress.com/i-motion-9-sram/
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