Did my first one.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by DaveT., Jul 14, 2009.

  1. DaveT.

    DaveT. New Member

    Jul 14, 2009
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    Hi, I'm Dave from Sacramento, I work during the week in the Southbay, Mountain View area. Just finished my first one. It's a RAW MOTORS engine on a Schwinn SSX Cruiser. Came out pretty good. I did it to sell on craigslist, but I'm growing kind of fond of thing as I break it in. I'll insert some pics if I can figure it out.
    Also, I have a coaster break on the rear and the hub gets pretty hot. I took it apart again and reassembled as carefully as possible. It still gets pretty hot to the touch. Any Ideas?
    I'll post this also on the troubleshooting thread.

  2. TerrontheSnake

    TerrontheSnake New Member

    Jun 1, 2009
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    Hey Dave...Welcome!! High speeds put a lot of stress on a coaster brake, but many people here use them without any issues. I'm sure they chime in sooner or later. Pics you can't post until you make a few posts, Once you can click "go advanced" at the bottom amd manage attachments. You may have to shrink the pics. I use paint and resize to 40% because my 7mp camera has to big of a file to upload.
  3. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Mar 1, 2008
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    Welcome Dave to motorbicycling.com, the largest motorized bicycle forum on the world wide web.

    I have a coaster brake and went down a 9,000ft mountain and had no problems with my coaster brake. I always pack mine full of good quality wheel bearing grease and do it offend.

    Maybe you could add a front brake to help out the coaster brake.


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