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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Tcams, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Tcams

    Tcams New Member

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    Im going to be upgrading some things on my stock cranboob.

    Im thinking about getting a freewheel and getting rid of my coaster break because I want to try something new and see if I like it. What do you guys think? Whats a good freewheel to buy!!

    If I get a freewheel I will need front and rear brakes. What are some brakes that work well?? I cant afford disc brakes at the moment.

    Im also going to be getting Jims Mount. Cant wait!!!
     
  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I would suggest that the first thing you spend a single dollar on is the best brakes!!
    Get away from the mindset of buying 'goodies' first, & something as important as good brakes as a second (less important) purchase!! ;)
     
  3. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    If yer swappin' out hubs anyway I'd recommend drum brakes. Disks are great, but if yer runnin' the standard drive chain arrangement (no shiftkit) then I'd worry about the rear disk gettin' fouled with chain lube. I just picked up a set of front and rear Sturmey Archer drum brakes... but with a three speed rear and a dyno front (obv cost more lol), I'm pretty sure their drum hubs w/o such "accessories" are like 50 bucks or less... sounds kinda pricey till ya remember it's yer hub AND brakes lol

    Not that it matters - but they look awesome too ;)
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  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    you can buy heavy duty wheels for a good low price at bikepartsusa.com, bikeworldusa.com, and niagara cycle works. look for the ones with 12g (105) spokes, shimano hubs, and weinmann rims.

    if you can't afford discs right now, just buy some good ol' calipers. they're pretty cheap.

    but you know you're gonna have to buy new wheels again if you want disc, right?

    me personally, i love coaster brakes. not the ones that come on huffy's, though. them ones are lousy...
     
  5. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    hmm.... what's on the front of yer '39 Colson bairdco?

    (I'm never gonna letcha live that down BTW) :D
     
  6. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    you're so slow, the only time you'll ever see the front of my bike is in pictures...:)
     
  7. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    orly? wanna race? /throws down glove

    gdangit - yer hidin' alla way o'er on the other side of the country o.o *makes chicken noises*

    A freakin' shame, I'd love to lose a race w/you lol
     
  8. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Mr. Zonie- Check your Cranboobs wheels to see if they have a rim that will work with a standard side pull set-up.
    Mine was. I have always (lucky maybe?) just added the brakes to the front, it's a five minute deal.
     
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  9. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Since I can not edit my posts (my steam powered computer is giving me fits) I will say- "I CAN spell "wheel". ;)
     
  10. Tcams

    Tcams New Member

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    Tell me about it. Thats why I was going to try something new. They really piss me off sometimes, the noises they make. Sometimes I feel like their going to stop working everytime I go for a ride.

    Thanks for all your advice. They really gave me some ideas. I post upgrades!!
     
  11. Finfan

    Finfan New Member

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    Check out my setup on Saturday if you make it. I have a Shimano rear coaster brake, a rear side pull caliper brake and a front drum. I may not always be able to get my bike going, but I can definitely stop it when I need to!
     

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