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Old 07-22-2010, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: Don't like coaster brakes?

yeah, the smaller the front sprocket, the better the coaster works. most antique bikes come with these giant sprockets, like 52 teeth (except it's a skiptooth, so it's 26) and the brakes never work. slap a 36 on there, and it'll lock right up.

by the way, the coaster conversion blows. not happy with it at all. can't get enough pull out of a normal brake lever to make it activate, and i don't want some giant, ugly motorcycle lever. i'm gonna mess with a few ideas before i give up, though. don't feel like unlacing from the wheel and relacing a drum into it...

wasn't this thread about v brake adapters or something?

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