hand brakes on coaster brake bike

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  1. brobie

    brobie New Member

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    Hi all,
    I will be starting my first build as soon as my engine kit arrives. I wll be putting it on a cruiser style bike. As it is rather hilly where we live I want to install hand brakes on the front. Is it always necessary to drill a hole to attach the brakes to the fork of the bike or has someone developed a bracket of some kind to attach it? Can anyone recommend a reasonable brake set to install? Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.
     
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    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    I think every cruiser I ever owned had the hole predrilled.

    Welcome to the madness.
     
  3. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us :)

    Yes, all the ones I have seen already have the hole pre-drilled...but if it does not you will have to drill a hole. I do not know of any bracket that can be used.

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  4. brobie

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    Thanks, guys. I will be picking the bike up either later tonight or tomorrow. Hopefully it will have the hole to mount the brake predrilled. I will keep you posted on my project. Thanks again for your help.
     

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