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Old 04-22-2010, 05:25 AM
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Default Re: Cruiser and coaster brake question

I have a scwhinn delmar cruiser and it had coaster brakes but 1 month into my ride , one day i was giving it some throttle and heard a thump and something in my coaster brake broke. The brakes still worked but i would here awful noises after that so i put a regualar mountain bike freewheel on the back instead and put on side pull caliper brakes on the front where the front fender mounts to. Alot quieter and stops on a dime. As far as the dust cover i tossed that and just put the sprocket on,well now i dont have to worry about a dust cover. Speaking of side pull caliper brakes i just bought a new one for $10 comes with caliper brakes,a lever and brake cable and fits on front or back of bike. Im waiting for it to arrive on tuesday,cost me $11 for fedex 2 day service but i didnt like waiting.

I also relized that many people also have had good experinces with coaster brakes,they stop my bike great but needed too many adjustments.
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