Originally Posted by 50ccwannabe
so far I have not found anything on these from my searches:
1. a way to add a front brake to a cruiser bike with a rear coaster brake only. (*new Schwinn beach, 26x2.125)
2. Anybody played with getting a freewheeling rear sprocket? My second bike is a real smooth Giant Comfort (Sonora) and if I could get the motor chain to not turn when not powered it would be a real easy bike to peddle, a true "hybrid" (carbon/carbohydrate). I'm thinking a large diameter one-way needle bearing might do the trick.
re the brake issue - a drum brake would work perfectly - with the advantage that it would not get affected by rain or anything else weather related. I had one on the old bike I had before it got stolen. i'd fit one up again if I could afford it.
"....Look, no pedals... *thud*..." The mating call of the motorized-biker.
"RetroEagle" - 32cc Two-Stroke, Piped. 35mph on #13 gear. Reversed stem with springer fork.