Coaster brakes.. Oh boy

Cisco

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I would love to find a 26" Schwinn Typhoon in good condition. That would make a great motorized bike ;-)
 

Karl Snarl

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I in no way use the coaster as a main brake. Just not enough stopping power with out a lock up for a main brake in my head. I use it to cut some speed for turns ( saving the pads a little) and for emergency slow downs when both hand brakes aint enough. Which is very rare, i keep my eyes open and look out for crazy cagers.
 

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The problem with the mags is I don't have the cash to order mags and a disk brake kit. That's run me about 200$ from what I've seen. I only have that much into the bike total as of now 140 for engine kit and 100 for the bike ( got it new/used from an older fellow who said it was too heavy) so another 200 for wheels and brakes, on top of the other parts I am saving for already- my Lord. This thing is never going to be finished and up to spec at this rate.
I'm on a limited income here- this is why I got into the motor bicycle hobby. Not to be dropping stacks of money..
So realistically for what I want to do im looking at another 500 or more in parts.
Just not what I was expecting to be doing. Wow.
 

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Maybe I should build this one for about 40mph top end and keep it tame and reliable. Then down the road I can build another for my lofty goals after I have a good solid all around cruiser and save my money up
 

Karl Snarl

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The problem with the mags is I don't have the cash to order mags and a disk brake kit. That's run me about 200$ from what I've seen. I only have that much into the bike total as of now 140 for engine kit and 100 for the bike ( got it new/used from an older fellow who said it was too heavy) so another 200 for wheels and brakes, on top of the other parts I am saving for already- my Lord. This thing is never going to be finished and up to spec at this rate.
I'm on a limited income here- this is why I got into the motor bicycle hobby. Not to be dropping stacks of money..
So realistically for what I want to do im looking at another 500 or more in parts.
Just not what I was expecting to be doing. Wow.
Do what I do. Get a simple bike up and going to ride and enjoy. Then collect all you can. Yard sales, ebay, amazon, any deals you can find. Snag them up and stack it back. With ebay, sellers will offer good buyers ( good ebay score) all kinds of deals, knowing they will get paid and you'll be happy. If I go to long without buying from CDH on ebay, I'll get a notification, an it's always for something I want too. lol. It's like they know if they flash it in front of my face, it reminds me, I'm going to buy it. Works with me 99% of the time too. lol. I hit yard sales and flea markets hunting for scores. A lot of the stuff I might not use for a year or two, but it's there when I do get around to it. I've got 4 CG motors, 2 tiller motors, and a pocket bike engine just waiting for bodies. I have a stack of bikes I need to dig through and see what's good and what needs to be turned into scrap. The bikes cost me $32, for all 6 of them. The motors, well I got some good deals on them and the tiller motors came off of used equipment and I was told they don't run. They run just fine when you put gas in them and make sure the oil is over the shut off sensor. lol. They cost me a 12 pack of bud ice and welding the wheel back on my buddies kids gokart. Stack up, an then you will have so many projects going, you'll be in heaven in the shop.


oh and I drank 4 of those beers while I was welding, so really an 8 pack. lol
 

DAMIEN1307

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YEP...Unless he is prepared to put in the money and effort that i did with mine, as well as mechanical skill, that is the best way out for him...DAMIEN
 
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