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Old 12-22-2011, 03:44 PM
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Default Re: +7 mph by fixxing poor quality on 66cc

Originally Posted by KCvale View Post
Smiles at RC ;-}
'And I'll voice my opinion again, since I've hopped up on the soapbox; a coaster brake has NO PLACE on a motor assisted bicycle !'

They look cool and will stop you (in my tests) a tiny bit sooner, but for the hassle and cost to maintain even when the mount is already there, I really can't justify going out of my way to try to mod one in when there are other options that are much less expensive and far easier to maintain like V brakes, or even side pull rim brakes.
DONT take me wrong here just listen to my opinion an thats all .
is the difference between stoping sooner worth your life if ever in that situation ? at least consider the upgrade at a later date , many others here run coaster brakes an I have heard no complaints .
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