Brakes coaster brake bike - rear wheel siezed?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by madaneerg, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. madaneerg

    madaneerg New Member

    Have a brand new coaster bike - doing a first build (going to put hand brakes on it too)

    I took off the back wheel to install the sprocket, when I went to put back on - it was stiff and not free-spinning like it was.

    Not a pro with the bikes and maybe I tightened up something to cause it from operating smoothly.

    Can anyone shed some light?

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Here's a link to a link on how coaster brakes work.

    your bearings might be assembled too tight
    your brake might be partially engaged.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2010
  3. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    You probably have one of the jamb nuts that is a little too tight. It has happened to me when working on a coaster brake. Try holding the wheel in place and rotating the brake arm counter-clockwise about one turn and see if things loosen up. You don't want to loosen things too far though.