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Old 08-01-2010, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: Don't like coaster brakes?

i run a front drum brake with the coaster. when i come to a stop, i just let off the coaster and pedal to where i want, and use the front brake to stop me.

another cool trick, is if you're at a stop and want to adjust the pedal position with the coaster, just stand up, leave one foot on the pedals, grab the front brake, lean forward to unweight the rear wheel and pedal.

i've always hated freewheels, or i should say, my shins hate freewheels. i dunno how many times in my BMX racing days i'd slip a pedal and freewheel full force into my shin. actually, if i rub my fingers over my shinbones, i could probably tell you exactly how many times by counting the dents...

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