Brakes HELP, (need coaster brake innards)

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by montezumasviper, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. montezumasviper

    montezumasviper New Member

    Hey all, just got my bike painted and finished. I took a huffy good vibrations deep red cruiser and painted a grupee kit red to match. Looks super cool but unfortunately the wheel jammed after about 20 miles!

    So I took the rear hub apart and exploaded bearings appeared. Need less to say its done for. So heres my question.

    The bike has a fairly standard wheel. Can I just take an old junk bike and use that wheel?

    Also, I'm adding a caliper brake to the front should I use one for the back as well and forgo the coaster brake? If so where can I find a wheel like that that would match a coaster bike type frame. Thanks
     

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  2. Lazieboy

    Lazieboy Member

    Rim Job

    sure just get same size rim or recycle some bearings from from another rim that has same size bearings. My first build was a coster brake i strugled with clearance for coaster arm and bending (I broke one). My current ride is a 6 speed w/ hand brakes i like it better.

    http://s1019.photobucket.com/home/lazieboy1/recentuploads?page=2
     
  3. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Plenty of salvage bike rear wheels would work.
    Most all of the cheap bikes I have seen with coaster brakes were about as dry as a bone inside. No grease ! If you replace that wheel consider that it may be pretty dry/worn as well. Here is a bike repair section for working on coaster brakes. If you can find & fit a front brake , it would be great as well.

    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=104
     
  4. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    You can have this one - just pay the shipping. It's a shimano 28 hole coaster hub...

    Shoot me a PM if you're interested.
     

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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010
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