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Old 04-14-2008, 10:31 AM
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Default Coaster brake danger!

Has anyone else had trouble with the rear coaster brakes on their bikes?
Bean Oil (Chris) & I both had our rear brakes lock-up on our saturday ride at the beach...
His rear wheel skidded to a stop, & my pedals locked and started turning & threw me a little into the air!, I landed on my butt on the seat and started dragging my feet like Fred Flintstone to stop!!!
We are both currently buying new rear wheels, & I am having a front wheel built with a old drum brake in it.
(I think a drum is the best way to go with a springer fork.)

If anyone has a bike with a rear coaster brake, I would advise that you have a front brake too!!

Any thoughts?
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