need better brake system

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by punkartist, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. punkartist

    punkartist New Member

    i looking for a better brake system then the coaster brake that has broke
    the brake arm has impacted round
    if there is a better brake system that stops as fast as the coaster brake system
    thats the one that i want

  2. seanhan

    seanhan Member


    You basicly have 3 choices

    1. coster brake
    2. hand brakes i.e. V-BRAKES
    3. Disc. Brakes

    You might be able to add the V-brakes, and the disc would require a new wheel with disc, and then there are clearence issues, might be cheaper to just get a new bike with V or disc brakes.. What king of engine are you running.
  3. punkartist

    punkartist New Member

    thats lame what about drum brakes?
  4. punkartist

    punkartist New Member

    rear sprocket drive type
  5. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    I have only seen front drum like the stormy archer setup for 130 bucks..
  6. punkartist

    punkartist New Member

    chain drive
    rear sprocket is bolted to the spokes
  7. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Get a "top hat" mounting bracket for your rear sprocket, and get it up off the spokes and fixed around the rear hub. Then use the sprocket itself as your rear brake rotor, with the caliper between the power and return sides of your chain loop. Basically, a sprotor system. At least one guy around here has done that.

    Seems to me to be the ideal system.