Brakes I need a clear answer on this coaster brake question

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by themutinouseye, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. themutinouseye

    themutinouseye New Member

    I have searched this site and others for a straight forward answer to which I have found answers but none satisfactory to what I need.

    a few things.

    I have a 26" Micargi Stealth mens model cruiser with a coaster brake hub.
    it is manufactured by KT, (I believe) and the model is Histop, (it could be the other way around.

    I want to get rid of the coasterbrake altogether and use rim brakes.

    Question: Is it possible to somehow disable the brake so it is a free wheel, and how do I do this if it is?

    Any clear diagram would be helpful, by the way this site is awesome.:D

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    google freecoaster :)
    I was lazy and just removed the shoes ;)
  3. Its simple, remove coaster brake wheel and toss, buy $20 used mountain bike take off rear wheel and place on your bike. If you cannot find a used bike you can buy a freewheel rear wheel cheap online for around $20-30. Add side pull caliper brake to front hole on fork where fender would mount to.