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Old 04-07-2011, 09:33 AM
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walander walander is offline
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Default Re: New Ride Huffy Karaoke Rat Rod

I had the same mentality as you, I cruise around the back roads, how can my coaster brake fail? I started with a cranbrook (the same frame and parts as your bike) on my first ride, I was going about 25mph, put just a little pressure on the brake and SNAP! the brake arm sheared away from the brake arm cuff, rotated around and jammed.Thankfully, it did not lock the wheel right away and did not snap the axle, but it took me forever to get the wheel off with that brake arm jammed up so bad. There is a good reason you only see coaster brakes on slow cruiser bikes, they can not handle any amount of speed.
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