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Old 06-13-07, 12:47 PM   #1
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Weight of a Shimano CBE-110?

Purely out of curiosity, i wanted to compare the weight of a Shimano CB-E110 coaster brake hub (i used it in a recent project build for someone) to a front/rear brakeset and hub (front brake, rear brake, left and right levers, rear hub). I have the brakeset+hub in at ~698g (not including cables), but i can't seem to find a weight online for the CB-E110. It's heavy, so i'm curious as to whether or not it all balances out...
Anyone have a resource which lists this weight online or otherwise?
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(ps, the title should read cb-e110, not cbe-110)
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Old 06-13-07, 02:08 PM   #2
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Update: according to a digital postage scale here at work, the cb-e110 hub weighs in at ~500 grams, offering a weight savings of ~200 grams over the above setup (excluding brake cables).

Cogs, etc were excluded from both estimations.

in case anyone cares, anyway.
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I do care sp00ki, thanks for the weight!!
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interesting, sp00ki. wouldn't have thought to spend the time to measure out each set up. in terms of just weight, i'm surprised that the levers and calipers weigh more. every time i pick up a coaster brake hub, they just seem so...heavy. though the ability to backpedal is lost (though that's negated with the new ability of sweet skids), i might just put a coaster brake into a 700c wheel based upon the weight "savings" alone. that, and there's so much less to care about mechanically. let's hope my chainstays can withstand the abuse.
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i have a wheel with this shimano hub. coaster brakes are maaaad fun.

although if youre flying down a hill at super speeds, and try to apply the brake until you slow down, the hub gets reaaaaalllllly hot, like super hot. i wanna open it up and put some thick marine grease or whatever is recommended for high temps. im pretty sure if you just lock it up and skid the tire, the hub wont get all hot. but im also pretty sure outside of like, coaster brake challenge, people that ride coaster bikes dont generally fly down big hills on purpose as fast as possible, haha.

i wonder how much the velosteel hub weighs. i heard(and believe) that theyre way better than the shimano ones.
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Comparing the weight of one coaster hub to a front-and-back complete brakeset seems odd.
How big of a difference is the weight of the coaster hub and brake arm, to just a rear brake setup(lever, caliper & cable)?
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