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Old 06-01-08, 08:54 PM
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coaster brake

i just bought a new bike
and im not liking the coaster brake,
is there any way i can take it off
i do have a rear hangbrake aswell
thanks,
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Old 06-01-08, 10:04 PM
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The coaster brake mechanism is built into the hub. You could replace the wheel or get a new hub and rebuild your wheel around it. Is just not using it not an option?
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Old 06-02-08, 01:14 AM
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you can take the hub apart and pull the brake shoes out, and then you just have a makeshift freecoaster, no more brake.
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Old 06-02-08, 01:31 PM
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yea but the makeshift freecoasters take forever to wind up sometimes. i made one a few years ago, and sometimes it took like 8 full crank rotations to get it to catch. pain in the ass if you ask me.
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8 full rotations? You must have messed something up. Mine takes like 1/2 to 1 turn for it to engage.
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yeah same, i dont even see how that is possible, the engagement nut shouldnt be able to unthread itself that far, you are probably missing a piece.
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