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Old 08-10-08, 12:01 AM   #1551
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Ok about freescoasters:
1. They are not easier than going fakie with a cassette, if anything they are harder.
2. They are nothing but trouble and i would avoid them.
1. For me, f/c were easier to fakie with than freewheel/cassette.

2. The two I have (KHE Reverse V1 & V2) work fine and roll super smooth.
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would you recommend one of the alienation ones, or should i just stick with something from KHE or Federal?

i mean theyre basically all the same because almost all of em are made from KHE internals, so the only thing that really even belongs to that company is the shell.
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I would go with KHE.
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i was actually just looking at the reverse and the reverse ACB. basically the same thing, except that the one has an angular contact bearing to help with all of the side load. other than that, the only difference is like one bushing and $45. im not really sure.

and does anyone know how much it costs to have a hub laced to a rim?
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would you recommend one of the alienation ones, or should i just stick with something from KHE or Federal?

i mean theyre basically all the same because almost all of em are made from KHE internals, so the only thing that really even belongs to that company is the shell.
Exactly. I went with KHE because of their design. Federal would have been my next choice then Alienation based on the shell look. Lacing costs may range from $10-$30 depending on your area.
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Old 08-10-08, 01:58 PM   #1556
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ok then. should i get the reverse v1 or v2? on dans the v1 is only $115.
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Exactly. I went with KHE because of their design. Federal would have been my next choice then Alienation based on the shell look. Lacing costs may range from $10-$30 depending on your area.
where the heck do you live normal areas charge 50$ and up to lace
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Try this it might be cheaper than getting a hub and then having it laced to a rim and easier.
http://www.danscomp.com/402220.php?cat=PARTS
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Old 08-10-08, 03:17 PM   #1559
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The only feecoaster i would trust is the revers acb right now until the g-sport one hits witch wont be for a while. My buddy has blown up his regular reverse 3 times in less then 8 months and now has the acb and its been going strong for a while now. He is a big guy too.
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Old 08-10-08, 03:59 PM   #1560
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The new geisha looks better than the reverses.
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Old 08-10-08, 04:10 PM   #1561
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nah ive seen lots of broken geishas
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Old 08-10-08, 05:43 PM   #1562
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Try this it might be cheaper than getting a hub and then having it laced to a rim and easier.
http://www.danscomp.com/402220.php?cat=PARTS
i was thinking about doing that, but ive been talking to a guy whos ridden a freecoaster for years, and he said that i should just go ahead and buy a normal hub, and then lace it up myself. he even sent me a link for this DIY site that walks you through lacing a hub step by step.
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Yea that would be cheap too. It not that hard you just have to concentrate. It takes a long time too.
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Old 08-10-08, 07:08 PM   #1564
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yea the guy i talked to said that it shouldnt take more than an hour or two. he rebuilds his hub once a month, and his wheel 2-3 times a year.
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Wow that's a lot. I'm going to get a freecoaster after I'm done build a 6' half pipe in this big *** building in my backyard.
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Old 08-10-08, 07:41 PM   #1566
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word. it is. but i can handle it. im always workin on my bike anyway.

is this building like a pole barn? cause i have one of those in my backyard. its like a 3 stall garage with room on either side of the doors. and its like 30ft tall. but my stepdad wont let me have even 1/3 of it to build a mini ramp.
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The people that lived at my house before had two RVs. They used it to park them in. It's not inclosed but will be because my uncle is using it as a garage. But it's on my property so I told him he has to let me use half of it.
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nah ive seen lots of broken geishas
Yeah so have I.
But the new ones look pretty nice.
And I've seen just as many broken reverses.
Cassettes ftw.
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i dont care. im still gonna buy a freecoaster.
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Old 08-10-08, 10:18 PM   #1570
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not reverse acb's!
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right now its between the reverse acb and the alienation rush v2.
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It's kind of surprising that Odyssey or Profile hasn't made any freecoasters yet.
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right now its between the reverse acb and the alienation rush v2.
They are the same insides. Just the shell is different. But I would go with the alienation one. It has slack adjustment with and allen key.
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It's kind of surprising that Odyssey or Profile hasn't made any freecoasters yet.
odyssey has had a freecoaster, but stopped production and they are going to come out with one (g-sport) that is going to blow every other freecoaster out of the water.
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well then i think its the alienation v2 then. thats what im gettin.
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