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Old 07-28-06, 10:45 PM   #1
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Freecoaster Hubs

I was thinkin of gettin a freecoaster hub for something different to try out. Have any of u guys and girls had any experince with them

i was thinkin of gettin an oddysey i cant find any others on the net except for the poverty 1
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Old 07-28-06, 11:00 PM   #2
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If you have the money and dont like to pedal fakie, get one.
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Old 07-29-06, 03:17 AM   #3
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there is a khe street one as well you know
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Old 07-29-06, 03:18 AM   #4
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I was tooling around tonight with a Reloader (granted on someone else's bike). Good stuff; the engagement on it wasn't too tight, or too loose.
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Old 07-29-06, 03:30 AM   #5
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my friend is getting a freecoaster this weekend. should be fun to watch him try and fail rollbacking! i said that if he doesnt learn to rollback in a week, im allowed to slap him. he in turn agreed.
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Old 07-29-06, 07:16 AM   #6
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i'd like to get one of the KHe freecoasters, just to have a go at something new. the specs look ace too.
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Old 07-29-06, 07:17 AM   #7
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Ive heard terrible things about the odyssey freecoaster. either get the KHE or go with the Nanaki. People have always been satisfied with those.
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Old 07-29-06, 10:10 AM   #8
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Ive heard terrible things about the odyssey freecoaster.
Such as?
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Old 07-29-06, 11:54 AM   #9
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Never had problems with my Odyssey.
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Old 07-29-06, 12:02 PM   #10
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my reloader has been flawless aside from one broken spring.

I got it second hand and have used pegs on it a lot.

its solid, decently smooth, and reliable.

the people that ***** about it never took the time to maintinence it... lazy ****s.

i want a geisha though. the reloaders only downfall for me is weight. its a heavy *****
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I heard that the reloader was a very unreliable hub, and they required LOTS of maintenance. But that may have been the old style. I havent heard much about their new hubs.
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Old 07-29-06, 12:23 PM   #12
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the new one requires the adjustment of spacers, and cleaning out a lot of the grease, then its bond.
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what is a freecoaster hub
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Old 07-29-06, 04:46 PM   #14
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It allows your rear wheel to spin backwards freely, without the cranks turning backwards as well, so you don't have to pedal backwards when you are rolling fakie.
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Old 07-29-06, 04:52 PM   #15
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are they worth getting
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Depends on preference.
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I was thinkin of gettin a freecoaster hub for something different to try out. Have any of u guys and girls had any experince with them

i was thinkin of gettin an oddysey i cant find any others on the net except for the poverty 1
pros: dont have to pedal backwards while doing a roll back

cons: kinda expencive, plus they need alot of maintaces. There heavy as hell
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Old 07-30-06, 05:11 AM   #18
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some people, me in particular, prefer the feel of pedaling when i rollback because it helps me keep my balance. thats why im not much of a fan of freecoasters
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freecoasters are fun if u dont mind the gap when u pedal.
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please stop digging up old threads to say something pointless
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