Rear wheel/coaster help

Discussion in 'Hubs, Gearboxes, Sprockets and Chains' started by Scottginaz, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Scottginaz

    Scottginaz New Member

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    I have a motorized Schwinn Beach cruiser that I bought recently.I have already been through two rear wheels blowing through the bearings and ultimately all but destroying the rear wheel while making the coaster brake useless. Besides moving to a pressure or disk brake does anyone have any reccomendations on what type of coaster wheel to buy or what to do?.duh.
     
  2. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    what kind of hub was it? the cheap chinese brands like KT, Histop, and others are notorious for cooking the internals and seizing up or falling apart.

    the shimano hubs are the way to go. i've only heard of one failing, and i use them on bikes all the time with no problems.

    you can buy wheels online with 12g spokes for pretty cheap. just call or something to make sure you're getting a shimano hub.

    re-grease it right outta the box with some good grease (i use "red n tacky" wheel bearing grease) and re do it every 3 months or so, make sure it's adjusted properly, and you should be ok.
     
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    I have over 28,000 miles on my coaster wheel, it sounds like the hub(s) are not adjusted properly

    are you the guy that e-mailed me ?
     

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