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700 Coaster brake from NYC cycles good/bad?

Old 06-11-07, 12:11 AM
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700 Coaster brake from NYC cycles good/bad?

Any experience with them, i have an older frame with horizontal drop-outs that I'm thinking of making into a coaster brake rig to run to the local bar and back, the coaster brake option has always intrigued me for these rides when power and bling is not wanted.....
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Old 06-11-07, 08:26 AM
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They get pretty bad reviews on here, including poor customer service, and poorly tensioned wheels (do a search), but their prices are good. If you get the wheel, be sure and check spoke tension, and true the wheel before you use it, and it should be OK.
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About 6 months ago I called them up too see if they had anymore in stock because I hadn't seen them around for awhile. The person on the phone said they were getting ready to build some up. So I ordered one. After reading some reviews on this site I was a little worried. When I got it, a little over a week from NYC to Hawaii (that's pretty quick) the spoke tension was fine. Slapped it on my frame and its been fine. The only thing that concerns me is the coaster arm strap, it seems a little flexy. I guess you could reinforce it somehow.
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Originally Posted by Central_Rider
The only thing that concerns me is the coaster arm strap, it seems a little flexy. I guess you could reinforce it somehow.
That strap will flex unless you have a slot brazed on to the stay to attach the brake arm to. Just keep the bolt tight and replace the strap if it starts to crack.
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