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Electra Cruiser 1 Brakes

Old 06-21-20, 12:53 AM
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Electra Cruiser 1 Brakes (LEJOG)

Hello everyone, I have an Electra Cruiser 1 Tall, added a Minoura rack and a Drifter Plus saddle. She's looking good (tried to post an image) and all set to cycle LEJOG next month. I'd like to add some extra stopping power if things get dicey. Can anyone recommend a rear caliper brake suitable for use with a bike fitted with a coaster? Do I need to get the drill out, or is there a less invasive solution? Thank you, Kenny.

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Old 06-30-20, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by k9nny View Post
Hello everyone, I have an Electra Cruiser 1 Tall, added a Minoura rack and a Drifter Plus saddle. She's looking good (tried to post an image) and all set to cycle LEJOG next month. I'd like to add some extra stopping power if things get dicey. Can anyone recommend a rear caliper brake suitable for use with a bike fitted with a coaster? Do I need to get the drill out, or is there a less invasive solution? Thank you, Kenny.
Id just add a front brake . Front brakes are stronger than rear ones .
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Old 07-01-20, 08:35 AM
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As Kirby999 said just add a front brake. The coaster should easily lock the rear wheel and at that point you are using the maximum braking possible. Roger.
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Old 07-01-20, 02:23 PM
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& you can fit a drum brake hub front wheel too .. they're close to zero maintenance.. retrofit well..
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Old 07-09-20, 09:17 AM
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Yes, a front brake is the best solution for more stopping power. You may need a long reach caliper so check the specs before you buy. It should bolt right on, no drilling.
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