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Old 05-11-2014, 09:22 PM
Cgk_iii Cgk_iii is offline
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Default Re: New to the motor bicycle world!

Originally Posted by SuperDave View Post
I recommend disc brakes, at least for the front. I have front disc, coaster rear & I can tell you that having the option of being able to lock up the back wheel in a panic stop has saved me more than once from inattentive drivers who assume that when they see you on a bicycle that you aren't traveling faster than 10-15 mph. That aside, the majority of my braking comes from the front wheel. I do not trust rim clamp brakes, even for pedal power. They just don't grab hard enough for my satisfaction.

Great advice! The only problem that i had with the coaster brake was that it burned up so quickly (almost like the previous owner didn't have grease in the hub) i dont mind having rim clamps so i might go with that but not too sure yet.
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