26" Columbia

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  1. MindStorm

    MindStorm New Member

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    Built this for a friend

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  2. Kartooo

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    great job, love the simplicity and nice lines.
    the only thing that bothers me is that pesky chain tensioner and no brakes !!!!
    i used the manic mechanic on 1 build and the arch type on another.
     

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    The lack of brakes is worrying.
     
  4. KCvale

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    Must not be a very good friend.

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  5. MindStorm

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    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,
     
  6. KCvale

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    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 MB 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.

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    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.
    http://www.sickbikeparts.com/catalo...ducts_id=41&osCsid=92l9vu51e0h8mluha6aaf7eae7

    A pair of C-brakes is like ~$15 like these.
    http://adrenalineworld.com/sunlite-...rs-bk015cph/?gclid=COTm6YbPitECFVaTfgodRt8FPA

    In short, friends don't let friends ride with just one brake ;-}
     
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  7. MindStorm

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    I understand the concern for brakes, and IF and WHEN he WANTS to add them caliper brakes can be added. It was built to His specifications. I have a set of Tektro C326 ready for him, IF and WHEN he wants to add them. His budget, His bike, My work.

    Tektro C326 are made with a longer reach for beach cruisers. 79-99mm
     

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  8. KCvale

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    He's your friend.
     

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