Brakes Disengaging Coast Brake

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by MyrmidonJuan, May 10, 2009.

  1. MyrmidonJuan

    MyrmidonJuan New Member

    I found this link: http://www.wtlw.net/ff/suntour/

    Has anyone here done this and had success?

    Also, is there any other way of eliminating the coaster brake without replacing the hub? I just ordered a sprocket adapter and measured my current hub, so I don't want to get a new one because I don't want the adapter to be useless.

    I found these: http://harriscyclery.net/itemlist.cfm?category=116

    Could I just buy one of those and slap it on? I'm not sure how those work.

    My goal is to eliminate the coaster brake so I can get rid of that stupid piece that bolts to the frame...while being able to keep my existing hub.

    Any ideas?
     

  2. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Member

    Yes, I used to ride a set of mag wheels that I converted the coaster hub in. This was BMX street riding that was very hard on the wheel. I had no problems with this set up, just use thin grease and play around with number of washers and thickness till it feels right.

    You can not by one of those freewheels and mount on your wheel, as they are completely different designs.
     
  3. MyrmidonJuan

    MyrmidonJuan New Member

    Regardless...in order to gain access to the hub, I'm going to have to eventually get the rear wheel re-spoked. I'm wondering if I should have just bought new wheels with a free spinning rear wheel.
     
  4. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I personally do not see a reason to eliminate the coaster. Properly maintained, they will be fine. From my perspective, another brake- even just for emergency purposes, is a good idea.

    Now, if you want a hub with different features (drum brake, attachment for disc, internal gears, etc.), that I understand.
     
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