Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?
today .... i almost died !!!!!!!!!!!!!
so i am cruising along at a good 35 mph high rpms lots of torque at the peak of my power band when sundenly i hear snap pop and thats when my pedals start whipping around and circles as fast as possable and smash my knees into the handle bars and gastank !!! so i lift my legs and look down and think wooooooh whats going on here, i pull the clutch in and put my feel back on the pedals and then... snap !!!! the pedals stop and so does the rear tire ! i am now doing a 30mph slide in 2 in of snow at 930 at night !!! i slid for about 25 feet and it was the most heart pounding thing that has happend to me in a long time considering i was keeping up with and in traffic !!!!!
i can not believe i did not fall ! srs there must have been an angel holding me up cause there were cars in front and behind me as i was riding in the road and keeping up with regular trafic !
my rear tire was locked up solid and will not move ! had to walk my bike home.
so i get home dragging the bike and dissasemble the whole rear hub, as i am pulling the axle shaft out of the coaste break hub i see the first break shoe fall out then the second falls out ........... well half of the second lol and the other half was cracked off and turned sidways and ground into the hub and locked the wheel up solid ! the damn coaster break shoe snapped in half and turned sideways and destroyed my rear hub !
i will never use a coaster break again !
i decided to run a 7 speed mountain bike cassett and a derailure, i had to seperate my chainstays as they were an inch to close for the 7 speed hub to fit, but with my foot on one side and my hand pulling on the other i was able to seperate the chainstays enough to fit a 7 speed cassett rim ! i got my 44 t rear all bolted up and the 7 speed free wheel on and wow what a differance ! the tire seems t spin so mutch more freely and i love the ability to be able to pedal backwards to regain footing positions !
so basicaly i had to convert my single speed coaster over to a 7 speed mountain bike casset, i dont have the derailure set up yet cause i am not shure if i want to run fron gears or just run the 7 speed in the rear and use a 36t front sprocket, so i have the original chain from the cruiser running to the middle gear of the casset so its tight and i can pedal for now. i will probably just go with the 7 speed and a rear derailure and thats it keep a single 36t sprocket in the front.
i only gave it one test ride with the new setup and wow ! i like being able to pedal backwards and freewheel !!!! and once the derailer is hooked up tomorrow i am going to have one sweet cruiser !
BE WARNED !!!!!! CHEAP COASTER HUBS ARE DANGEROUS !!!!! KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THEM AND KEEP THEM GREASED UP AND PROPERLY ADJUSTED !!!! IF YOU HEAR IT SQUEAKING OR SQUEALING OR IT FEELS LIKE ITS CATCHING OR DRAGING, STOP !!!!! STOP !!!!! STOP !!!!! DO NOT RIDE IT !!!! TAKE IT APART AND FIX OR REPLACE IT ! A SINGLE BROKEN BREAK SHOE CAN SEND YOU FLYING !!!!! IT WILL LOCK UP YOUR TIRE AND SEND YOU FLYING !!!!! BE WARNED !
Now i have to find a rear break that will fit, i will probably cut the rear v breaks, post tubing and all right off of my junk mountain bike and cut the tubing with the break posts on it and bend it so it fits around my bike frame where it should go to meet up with the rim and then weld the post into place directly on my frame, basicly i am going to weld v break posts directly to my frame. it would make since as i am now using the front HPR shocks that came off that bike and the v breaks that came with it, it would make since to add the matching set of rear v breaks too.
well this beach cruiser just keeps evolving LOL.... front shocks, modded motor, strait bars, and now a 7 speed derailur, next mabey a shift kit ! would love a 7 speed motor bike !
Last edited by rogergendron1; 12-26-2013 at 10:49 PM.