Thread: hub breaks?
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:10 AM
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Default Re: hub breaks?

Personally I havent had that many problems with the coaster brake on my bike, its more than strong enough to lock the back wheel under braking on dry roads from full speed...

That said relying on one alone is not the way to go - I have uprated the front brakes to use kevlar based pads which were not cheap but they stop on a dime, and they dont fade in the wet which was what made the rim brakes downright lethal before...

There is also the option of fitting up a jackshaft so that you dont need to worry about the clearance for the coaster - also there is the advantage that if you have a hub you would have a geared transmission then...

Jemma xx
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