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Old 09-09-2010, 10:54 AM
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Default Re: New Ride Huffy Karaoke Rat Rod

Originally Posted by jtbarnes89 View Post
are u running a coaster brake? ive heard everyone on here down about those but ive never motorized one... they say they are dangerous but i dont believe them
I believe if you do it right a coaster brake can be safe and effective. If you are using a motorized bike as a commuter then I would definitely want caliper brakes. But if you use a motorized bike like I do to just cruise around the neighborhood and side roads the cruiser brakes work fine. They say if the chain brakes you have no brakes, thats right. However knock on wood, if the bike is set-up right and chain tension correct the chain should not break. I have never had a chain break on a motorcycle, dirt or street, mini-bikes, or bicycles. So far me and my wife have had no problems with the coaster brakes so far. My 2-3 cents worth anyway.
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