no more fred flinstone

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by dfhmotor, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. dfhmotor

    dfhmotor New Member

    well i put in my motor and went for a spin and now know first hand the need for front brakes. after a few hot laps, my wee little coaster brake was smoking. i have seen some classy drum brakes on derringer cycles, anyone know where you can get them or any thing similar? i can get the drum laced in or buy the wheel with it already installed, but where do i start. any suggestions? i need some help boys and girls.

  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Fred, for a quick easy INEXPENSIVE upgrade, install the generic $15 front center-pull brake, available at your nearest bike shop.

    For effective auxiliary front braking, rub the tire sidewalls with both shoes.

    That's what Fred Flintstone would do.:cool:
  3. TWalker

    TWalker Guest

    In a pinch for an emergency brake you can stick your foot between the top of your tire and your fork crown.

    This will bring your bike to an immediate stop.


    (Edit: Never ever do that...I was just joking. You will go over the handlebars, lose your foot or some nasty combination of the two)
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  4. Accender

    Accender Member

    You guys are killen me LOL.

    Get a front brake dude, like 5-7 said.

  5. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Nothing like a wall or car for sure fire way to stop any forward momentum.
  6. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Sounds like something Fred would do, but it actually does work, especially if you have a lot of time to stop.

    Not as dangerous as that single-foot-in-the-fork.:cool: