Originally Posted by raptor50
i,m new here so bear with me. hi to everyone.to your problem about the sproket on you cruiser.i have built three schwinn cruisers.if i was you i would go with a new rim with a free wheel hub you can get a good one for around 35 bucks tap in a grease fitting and your problem is taken care of.the sprocket fits tight over a free wheel hub.as for a coaster brake hub. i have never gotten no more than 50 to 60 miles out of them.i have around 600 miles so far on my free wheel hub. for 24 bucks you can get a hub with sealed roller bearing in it and not have to put a grease fitting in it.hope this helps .ride safe and watch for cars
Raptor50, thanks for the info. Could you elaborate on the freewheel hub. How does it stop, do I need to install hand brakes?.. etc. this idea sounds interesting but I don't understand how it works... I googled it but couldn't understand how breaking is accomplished....