Originally Posted by MindStorm
It has coaster brakes, this is his 4+ motorized bicycle. I've repacked them, I trust them and him.
He's not new to the coaster brake slowdown.
You don't understand but thats OK, that is what bike forums are for.
I don't think anyone would dispute that brakes are #1, and that
NO MOTORIZED BIKE IS SAFE WITH JUST
A COASTER BRAKE!
It's like $20 to put a front C-brake on so you at least have something.
If it's a close friend you might want to give him 3 brakes as most motorized bicycle wrecks are caused by not enough brake to stop.
This is a Micargi Touch coaster brake with an additional pair of C-brakes going to a dual-pull brake lever mounted on the right.
Note the rear C-brake is mounted forward of the mount bar so the pads reach the rim.
The Dual Pull Sick Bike Parts $12 lever is here.
A pair of C-brakes is like ~$15 like these.
In short, friends don't let friends ride with just one brake ;-}