Coaster brake bypass

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by 1ceCold037, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. 1ceCold037

    1ceCold037 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    is there anything i can do to my coaster brake so it would just act like a regular rear wheel without a coaster brake? or do i have to buy a whole new rear wheel
     
  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    6,170
    Likes Received:
    18
    I would just get a free wheel hub.
    You can't just remove the arm or parts from inside because it won't work properly after that.
     
  3. 1ceCold037

    1ceCold037 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    if i get a free wheel hub can i use that with the same rim the coaster brake was on? cause idk if the rims are different for coaster brakes
     
  4. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,290
    Likes Received:
    1
    I replaced the coaster brake wheel with a mountain bike wheel i already had, so it cost me nothing and i put the crusier tire on it. It works great and all i had to do was put caliper brakes on the front fork and those were free too cause i had them laying around in my parts box.
     
  5. Maxvision

    Maxvision New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    0
    You could just remove the brake arm on the hub that attaches to your frame and take out the two curved metal piece inside the hub that expand outward when you backpedal.
     
  6. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    6,170
    Likes Received:
    18
    That doesn't always work... Sometimes when you pedal forward, the sprocket won't engage. :(
     
  7. Maxvision

    Maxvision New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm confident that my experience with coaster brake hubs doesn't compare to yours. Thus, I reject my reality and substitue yours...
     
  8. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    11,529
    Likes Received:
    2
    Sometimes you can just remove the shoes....but not the arm.
    See, now I've added a third dimensional reality.
     
  9. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Messages:
    3,367
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have done the 'remove brake shoes' deal, it worked
    (I used that wheel for approx 8-900 miles till the bike frame cracked)
    here is a video that tells the full free-coaster conversion
    Coaster Conversion
    hope that helps :)
     

Share This Page