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Freewheel or Freecoaster Which do you ride with?

Old 02-02-03, 05:50 PM
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Freewheel or Freecoaster Which do you ride with?

Just a small survery...

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Old 02-03-03, 09:57 AM
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ok,well you already know I ride a freecoaster so...
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Old 02-03-03, 10:24 AM
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freewheel.

I ride ramps, street, dirt and flat and I don't really have the need for a freecoaster. I don't like the slack that comes w/ them.

If I rode just flat or mini ramps I would go w/ one but I still pedal around alot and like using a freewheel.

until recently you couldn't really get a decent freecoaster. I have an old suntour one on one of my bikes but I never ride it because it's crap.
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Old 02-03-03, 01:04 PM
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Yeah, they've come a long way with the slack issue too. I have an odyssey hazard and it has virtually no slack at all. Every once in a while I need to take it apart and tighten everything up, but its only like once a year or so.
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Originally posted by Flatland Freak
Yeah, they've come a long way with the slack issue too. I have an odyssey hazard and it has virtually no slack at all. Every once in a while I need to take it apart and tighten everything up, but its only like once a year or so.
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Old 02-04-03, 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by Flatland Noobie
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That's for both rims and hubs, I just bought the rear hub and had it laced to my existing rim. The freecoaster itself is only about $150 US...and lacing was $40
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Old 02-04-03, 09:37 PM
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See, thats what I'm thinking of doing also.
I'm just still trying to figure out if its really nessesary to have a freecoaster at this time.


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Old 02-05-03, 10:02 PM
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A freecoaster is never absolutely needed...its just a "luxury" if you will, to have one because it makes things a little bit easier when doing tricks that require you to roll backwards...i rode for 2 years without one,and learned to compensate for it just fine. So its not a need, its just a Nice To Have.
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Old 02-05-03, 10:13 PM
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Alright, well maybe I should just go with what I have so far.
Then I can decide down the road if I would like one..

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I'm riding a specially modified Odyssey hazard freecoaster, the mod stops any slipping that a lot of people have had.
I used to ride a suntour freecoaster and a suntour coaster before that, freewheels have popped up once in a while too, but its been mostly freecoasters/coasters.
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Old 02-10-03, 07:17 AM
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Originally posted by God save the Queen
specially modified Odyssey hazard freecoaster

How exactly have you modified it?
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Old 02-10-03, 12:06 PM
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Alright, i just got word from the manufacturer that my bike weighs "27.5 lbs" .

What's a good weight for a flatland bike?

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Thats actually pretty light. my last bike I had weighed 48.7 pounds!! It was a TANK!! Im not sure how much my bike weighs now, but its probably around the same as yours. That should be a fine weight for flat.
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Old 02-10-03, 07:23 PM
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LMFAO!
Well I guess its the cars that should have been worried about hitting you rather then the other way around!

GO TANK GO!

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when i get my bike its gonna have a freecoaster on it already so thats a bonus.
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Old 02-12-03, 04:44 AM
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On the early odyssey freecoasters there was a hole drilled through the axle and threaded, I've put a bolt through it and ground it down so its fits snugly and doesnt interfere with the mech, what it does is stop the springs moving out of postion and acts as a spring tensioner. This cuts down on slack and it has not slipped since it was put in 8 mounths ago.
I was testing another mod from a bike shop that does something similar but doesn't need a hole in the axle, its being refined so watch this space.
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