help with first build. small problems

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  1. camrahtz

    camrahtz New Member

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    Hi there. so i have purchased a raw motor for my micargi stealth single speed with coaster brakes.

    There are a few issues however that have slowed my build.

    First is the brakes, i am concerned that the coaster brakes would be safe and reliable? if they are not i thought that i would just get hand clamp brakes and mount them to my bike however they would need to be mounted via welding which i do not have access to. it would also require me to purchase new rear rim and the brakes etc just more money.

    my other concern is that if i keep the coaster brakes it looks like they will be touching the sprocket which makes me worried due to all the friction that will be caused from the metal on metal contact.

    basically what woould you all reccomend to someone like me a first time builder to do to get this thing running safely and reliably???

    Thank you very much in advance i look forwarrd to your replies and getting this thing running..duh..duh.
     
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    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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    You can run the coaster brake just add side pull brakes, most bikes have the holes anyway. I built a o/p cruiser and still use the brake, the arm comes close to the bolts but does not hit. You can buy a dual pull lever for the right side handle, saw one at SBP.
     
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    camrahtz New Member

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    common some help please. should i just rock the coaster brakes or replace them with another set up? and if so with what set up and how? any help is appreciated.
     
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    I concur on retaining the coaster brake and also concur on the Tektro side pulls....I installed them on my Black Dog and they STOP !....They also are wide enough to fit around fenders without having to crimp them....best thing I have done for it ....

    Salty.shft.
     
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    camrahtz New Member

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    how do you mount the brakes to the bike though??? just weld?
    drn2
     
  7. Greg58

    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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    No welding required on side pull, they mount in the holes that the fenders would mount to.
     
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    camrahtz New Member

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    ^^^^really? even to ,my macargi stealth? so i think the axle is slightly bent. what to do now? im ordering new brakes hopefully front and rear as well as thinking of getting new rear tire without coaster brakes is this a good idea?
     

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