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Old 08-30-17, 06:10 PM   #26
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It does have a coaster brake which I don't love but have learned to live with. And the front brake came installed. I think I payed a few bucks from the place I bought it from to send it tuned, although not that much to do with a single speed, and with the brake on. I'll post pics when I get a chance.

And I went ahead and ordered the 1.95's. The bike is too much fun to be mad at!
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I think the bike is delivered with or without front brakes depending on the law where it is sold. Here a bike by law should have two brakes. Others have discussed brakes here in the forum becouse it came with only the coaster

I grew up with the coaster brake so I am used to it. easy maintenance but also have drawbacks.

Congrats on mowing on. Hope the new tyres fit
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I think the bike is delivered with or without front brakes depending on the law where it is sold. Here a bike by law should have two brakes. Others have discussed brakes here in the forum becouse it came with only the coaster

I grew up with the coaster brake so I am used to it. easy maintenance but also have drawbacks.

Congrats on mowing on. Hope the new tyres fit
Thanks! I get them Tuesday so I'll update you on how it went. I rode my full size Bianchi yesterday, and although I love the bike the small wheel Mu fits my body better and is just way more fun.

I always had coaster brakes when I was a kid too. But I guess I got so used to having a free wheel it's hard to get used to. I tend to use just the front brake for the most part.
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I am only a hundred pounds, 50 or 60psi in these tires might be optimal for me anyway.
With a hundred pounds you will be perfectly OK with 30psi.
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I did not realize that Dahon went to a lower riding fork on the MU single with less space between the fork and the rim... I am sure the 451 wheels will fit my MU D10 but they won't fit on the front of the MU Single...
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I got the 406 x 1.95's today and put them on. They look good and ride really smoothly. I'll be happy with them for sure.

One question though. The coaster brake always rattled but seems to rattle more now. Is it possible I loosened something when I was taking the wheel off and putting it back on? I did it more than once because of the wrong size tires.

I hate that stupid coaster brake but am willing to keep it if it doesn't drive me nuts!
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I hate that stupid coaster brake but am willing to keep it if it doesn't drive me nuts!
You'll like coaster brake, after you get used to it.
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One question though. The coaster brake always rattled but seems to rattle more now. Is it possible I loosened something when I was taking the wheel off and putting it back on? I did it more than once because of the wrong size tires.
Probably need to repack. My Boarwalk has rattles since when it was new...I just repacked the coaster with gobs of marine grease and now it's silent like a submarine.
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The bike has a side pull brake on the front. The tire inflated to 50 psi rubs the brake.
I ditched the front brake on my Boardwalk. I don't think you need it. These SS are not fast anyway.
Like BMX...I don't see the need for front brake. Coaster alone is enough to lock up the rear wheel on demand.

Unless you are riding down a steep mountain decent...but who rides a SS in the mountain. Most SS are urban assault vehicles.
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