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Old 09-24-17, 08:50 PM   #1
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hub mod for Dahon Boardwalk ?

I have a Dahon Boardwalk . It has front V brakes and a coaster brake hub. I want to install rear brakes so I have both front and rear brakes and do away with the coaster brake. Like to able to pedal backwards freely when it is standing still so I can orient the pedals where I want before taking off. Is there away to modify the coaster hub and do away with the brake so it can turn freely backwards ? I imagine I could get a new 20" wheel with the hub I want but don't want to go to this extreme.
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Old 09-24-17, 09:06 PM   #2
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I have a Dahon Boardwalk . It has front V brakes and a coaster brake hub. I want to install rear brakes so I have both front and rear brakes and do away with the coaster brake. Like to able to pedal backwards freely when it is standing still so I can orient the pedals where I want before taking off. Is there away to modify the coaster hub and do away with the brake so it can turn freely backwards ? I imagine I could get a new 20" wheel with the hub I want but don't want to go to this extreme.
Where are you located? You may be able to find a D6 or D7 model Boardwalk which, IMHO, is a much more desirable bike than the current Boardwalk S1 that has been sold in the USA for the past 7 years or so. I believe the USA D6 and D7 Boardwalks were 4130 chomoly steel rather than high tensile steel.

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Old 09-24-17, 09:13 PM   #3
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I think there used to be a spring kit you could use to adapt a coaster brake to a freewheel. It depends on the brand of hub on your bike. You might ask in the BMX section of the forum.
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Old 09-24-17, 09:52 PM   #4
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thanks Rick,

I will inquire in the BMX forum.

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