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Old 05-09-11, 11:25 AM
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fake coaster brake

anybody tried this? i thought of it to dodge bike brake laws by just attaching a small piece of metal to the chainstay and making it look like a coaster brake
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Old 05-09-11, 11:30 AM
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That's ridiculous.
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Old 05-09-11, 11:31 AM
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A Mucky Coaster (TM)?
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Old 05-09-11, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
A Mucky Coaster (TM)?
not exactly....a mucky actually works
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Old 05-09-11, 12:02 PM
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That's a pretty good idea, totally.

Also, glue a section of seatbelt across your shirt front to avoid getting pulled over when driving without your seatbelt.
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Old 05-09-11, 12:09 PM
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Seems like a lot of work for no benefit at all.
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Old 05-09-11, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by scruggle View Post
That's a pretty good idea, totally.

Also, glue a section of seatbelt across your shirt front to avoid getting pulled over when driving without your seatbelt.
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Old 05-09-11, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by longjohns View Post
not exactly....a mucky actually works
Try steering one-handed with your other hand operating the seat-tube brake in an emergency stop. About as effective as a dvd rewinder... at least dvd rewinders look good.



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Old 05-09-11, 01:58 PM
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if a cop is at all doubtful of your ghetto rig s/he will just make you demonstrate how your "brake" works.

At least mucky^2's serves this purpose.
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Old 05-09-11, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by scruggle View Post
That's a pretty good idea, totally.

Also, glue a section of seatbelt across your shirt front to avoid getting pulled over when driving without your seatbelt.
I lol'd
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Old 05-09-11, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by motobeCarnage View Post
if a cop is at all doubtful of your ghetto rig s/he will just make you demonstrate how your "brake" works.

At least mucky^2's serves this purpose.
I think it could work. Just start riding and lock your legs and enter a skid. Just say it was your coaster brake doing the work. Although any cop wise enough to notice you don't have brakes may not fall for such simple trick.
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Old 05-09-11, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
A Mucky Coaster (TM)?
That would be a coaster brake arm mounted somewhere unconventional, like your hat.
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Old 05-09-11, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
That would be a coaster brake arm mounted somewhere unconventional, like your hat.
Hahaha
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Old 05-09-11, 04:30 PM
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It would be hard for a cop to pull me over on my bike. Im not too worried.
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Old 05-09-11, 04:40 PM
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Might as well get a real coaster...
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Originally Posted by PlattsVegas View Post
It would be hard for a cop to pull me over on my bike.

Because you never ride it, right?
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Old 05-09-11, 05:11 PM
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No scrod, He rides a huffy.
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Old 05-10-11, 01:15 PM
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whoa whoa, guys, calm down. i wasn't actually considering this, i live in a rural town where we only have 5 paid officers anyways so my chances of getting stopped on a bike for anything other than looking like a quearmosexual is very unlikely. it just seemed like an interesting idea and was wondering if anyone had already done it.
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Old 05-10-11, 01:28 PM
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Whoa


Whoa

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Old 05-11-11, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Because you never ride it, right?
I had to laugh at this, since honestly I don't ride as often as most people on this forum.

But in all seriousness, the only time I ever got "pulled over" on my bike was when I was already stopped. Most cops in my area don't pull over cyclists anyway, and when they do try to it's only when they too are mounted on bikes. This is also rare, as it only happens for two days (Hall of Fame Weekend) in the summer. Needless to say, they are out of shape and have 20lbs of lights and crap on their bikes. I wasn't trying to sound cool over the internet by writing what you quoted me saying.
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Old 05-11-11, 11:48 AM
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Yeah, cop ridazz

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Originally Posted by ianjk
A Mucky Coaster (TM)?


That would be a coaster brake arm mounted somewhere unconventional, like your hat.
Nah. Put it on the front wheel.
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Old 05-11-11, 11:16 PM
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Has anyone attached a bmx gyro to a fixed gear before? That way you could have a super clean, practically unnoticeable front brake and cable.
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Old 05-11-11, 11:46 PM
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Yeah, cop ridazz

that was all filmed stupidly close to my home.
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