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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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    Quote Originally Posted by time bandit View Post
    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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