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Old 05-07-2010, 03:44 PM
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Default Re: Is it possible to Motorize a bike with coaster brake?

i love coaster brakes, because i've used them forever and know how to maintain them, and i know how they work, inside and out.

the newer one's are pretty cheap, and taking them apart for re-greasing scares a lot of people away, but it comes down to preference.

my bikes have all been vintage builds so far, and the coaster is the way to go to keep the look and style i want.

also, if you search the coaster brake you have, you can probably find a site that shows you how to rebuild it.

as far as it not fitting right with your engine, that's a common problem and an easy fix. the dust cap is the biggest hassle with them, but after you fix that, hopefully you'll have no more worries.
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