screwed need help!!!!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by sourdiesel404, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. sourdiesel404

    sourdiesel404 Member

    ok so I got a motored bike and I need a rim but problem is its a beach cruiser can anybody tell me how they converted theyre coaster brake rims to go on a single speed beach cruiser with a motor if so how do you stop cuz I have no rim an nowhere to turn to begin to fix it. the rim I had my tensioner took out the spokes so now im screwed. an it was a coaster brake rim just without the metal pice that sticks out the side that trips the brake I toomk that off and I was fine for 400 miles then my spokes get taken out now im screwd please help!!!:sweatdrop:

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    I just converted a coast brake bike to a 5-speed last week, the thing you need to do is file or grind the teeth of the pedal sprocket thinner to accept the speed chain which has alternating wide, narrow links. You'll also need a front brake too, and I like to put an old caliper brake on the rear just in case.
  3. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    Just buy a set of spokes/nipples and lace up the wheel
  4. sourdiesel404

    sourdiesel404 Member

    whats that jag?
  5. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Look on craigs for bike repair guys who work out of their garage and see if any wheels are for sale.
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  6. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    There's a good suggestion. You might get up and running again for, say, 25 bucks.

    And you can always buy a new wheel for about 50 or so. And anything you do to repair yours, re-lacing it for instance, is going to cost you somewhere near that much anyway.
  7. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    SourD, if you buy a used rim spin it holding it by the axle in both hands and check for straightness and vibration in the bearings, noticed you were a youngin.............good luck. Check for loose spokes too.
  8. sourdiesel404

    sourdiesel404 Member

    yup ive probably been into this MB stuff for about 3 years now but have messed with bikes eversince I was 8 im on my 3rd MB have probably about 500 miles on it its decked out with performance parts goes every bit of 40 45 an sounds nice all I need is a new coaster brake rim an im set