gears or no gears

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sk8freak8989

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i am deciding on wich bick to buy to put a kit on and it came down to two choices, a bick with gears and one with out. which do you prefer gears or no gears.
 


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gone_fishin

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i have a 5-speed, sk8freak8989, & imho, it's the best way to go for versatility & ease of maintainence 8)

welcome to the 'board :)
 

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sk8freak8989

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augidog said:
& imho, it's the best way to go for versatility & ease of maintainence
i did not get any of that. lol. also which breakes do you prefer coaster brakes or hand braks.

thanks
 

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gone_fishin

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well, i intend to have my bike for a long time, i felt that maintaining a freewheel would be easier than a coaster system, plus i have some lower gears for when i have to pedal.
 

Tom

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Having the gears is good, but then it puts additional controls on your already clcuttered handlebars. I have like 21 gears but only use 1 most of the time.
 

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etheric

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I ride with a coaster brake, but would recommend rim (hand) brakes. The coaster has got me a little nervous at times; but the bike is not a daily rider nor is it neccesary transportation at any time....just for fun.
I also like single speeds (or very few gears), as I think it looks better, frees up the handlebars a bit, drops weight, is easier to maintain, and if you get a good gear ration you shouldn't have to pedal too hard or too fast to get 'er started or if she dies and you gotta pedal it home.
 

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sk8freak8989

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well i am looking for a bike to put the kit on and i want a beach Cruisers type. is there any Cruisers bikes that have no gears but a hand brake. i have looked a lot but no luck.
 

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etheric

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Most every crusier I've seen has only one gear and a coaster brake. I really don't know how common a crusier with rim brakes are.
 

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Steve

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I've seen a few at the discount stores...Walmart and Target, but I've seen an equal number of 3 speeds, but they have a coaster brake.
 

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tirebiter

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You can add rim brakes real easy and they're not very expensive. I used these (Link) and they work fine for the way I ride. Most of the cruiser frames already have a hole to mount them both in the front and rear.
 

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sk8freak8989

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i have decided to get the bike with the gears and use the shifters on a old road bike. they mount on the frame so they will not clutter the handle bars.
 



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