New guy with new motor

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  1. Flight Risk

    Flight Risk Member

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    Hello, I'm an older dude in Colorado. I just ordered a Grubee 48cc and am looking forward to motoring around. I have 5 old bikes, but may buy a new Cruizer type. I'm wondering if coaster brakes are adequate, afterall that is what all the original Whizzers used. I guess a front brake can be put on most anything.

    Rod S

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  2. hiker472

    hiker472 New Member

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    Welcome to the fun, glad you could join us.

    Coaster brakes work well. It is all I run and they have yet to fail me.


    .fly
     
  3. BarelyAWake

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    Many seem to like the rear coaster - but you've got the right idea, gettin' a front brake is very wise ;)

    Depending on what style yer after I'd recommend a disk or drum, the drum may be somewhat easier & even cheaper (depending on what you've got for hardware) despite needing to have the wheel relaced.

    I've Sturmey Archer drums (front's a dyno and rear's a 3speed) but just the drum hub can be had for about $50 Sturmey-Archer X-FD - Google Product Search
     
  4. 2door

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    Good morning and welcome. Always good to see more Colorado bikers joining us. A lot of guys run just a rear coaster and seem to do just fine but the added assurance of a front brake would be a good idea, especially where we live. Ain't much flat ground around my parts. Keep us informed on the progress of your build and there's plenty of help here if/when you need it.
    Tom
     
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  5. Flight Risk

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    Thanks for the replies. I can't wait to get going on this. Good riding weather will be here before we know it.

    Rod S
     

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