Re: trying to select a bike
My coaster brakes worked fine,it was the hub itself that was making horrible noises and i had to switch the wheel out for a mountain bike wheel.Now i had to add a front brake which is easy(u can bolt one on for a few dollars),but i chose to just change the fork for one that came with a caliper brake built in,i took it off another bike i had laying around.
If you're going to buy a cruiser bike,don't get the single speed coaster even if you're not going to use the gears,the coaster hub is alot more complex than a multispeed one.So buy a cruiser bike with multiple gears,it will costa little more but will save you a headache in the long run.
Heres what mine did: start engine, ride down the road, got it up to speed, i heard *clunk clunk bang bang boom clunk clunk* sound of coaster hub exploding...
Last edited by Cabinfever1977; 02-11-2010 at 08:52 PM.