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Old 12-04-09, 04:01 PM
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Coaster brake noise...

Hello, I have recently acquired a Schwinn beach cruiser, and when I go to stop the coaster brake makes a grinding noise and doesn't stop all that well. Should I take it to a shop and have it overhauled? Or should I not worry? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-04-09, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cruisehard View Post
Hello, I have recently acquired a Schwinn beach cruiser, and when I go to stop the coaster brake makes a grinding noise and doesn't stop all that well. Should I take it to a shop and have it overhauled? Or should I not worry? Thanks in advance.
Your hub may need to be re-greased
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/coaster-...ml#lubrication

Can't rule out somthing more serious, if its grinding there will be damage to the internal parts so the longer it goes unattended the more risk there is of doing some unrepairable damage to the hub
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Well if it's making a grinding noise something is certainly not right. It may have cracked or chipped brake shoe, or some problem with the bearings. Don't ride it until you get it fixed.
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Hopefully it just needs a rebuild and is a Shimano E-type. Easy to find an E-type kit. A whole replacement wheels isn't too expensive.
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Thanks for the replys...hopefully it just needs relubed.
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