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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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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.
Iíd 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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& you can fit a drum brake hub front wheel too .. they're close to zero maintenance.. retrofit well..
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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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I'm looking to add a front brake to my Electra Cruiser 1 as well. OP, which brake set did you go with? Any AIO kits out there with the lever and cable included or should I just go ala cart as I want a good lever for my cruiser bars?
https://www.amazon.com/Tektro-Calipe.../dp/B00BLM3TZO

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Originally Posted by MrWasabi View Post
I'm looking to add a front brake to my Electra Cruiser 1 as well. OP, which brake set did you go with? Any AIO kits out there with the lever and cable included or should I just go ala cart as I want a good lever for my cruiser bars?
https://www.amazon.com/Tektro-Calipe.../dp/B00BLM3TZO

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Thatís the brake I used on my Electra C1ís.
The levers in the kits arenít as nice as ones you buy separately.
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Thanks for the input,

What lever should I get for the Cruiser 1 bars? I'm eyeballing the Tektro short reach ones.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...AVQ4OOHG&psc=1
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Originally Posted by MrWasabi View Post
Thanks for the input,

What lever should I get for the Cruiser 1 bars? I'm eyeballing the Tektro short reach ones.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...AVQ4OOHG&psc=1
thatís the one I used . I also used some koolstop salmon pads I had laying around that seemed to work better than the ones that came with the brake .
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Thanks for the advice. Yeah I have the kool-stop pads on my other bikes. They are great and I'll probably get a set for the cruiser too..
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