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Old 05-08-2010, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: Is it possible to Motorize a bike with coaster brake?

Yes its possible but there is a down fall to having one. My first bike had a coaster brake and I loved it for cruising but if you ride fast (in the 30's)...beware. A bunch of us were racing down a street and had to brake quickly. Well to make a long story short, my lever clamp snapped and jacked up my frame when it spun around. Also, coaster brakes aren't good for windy roads or quick stops. Ask Dean, I slammed into him a few times. lol
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