Discussion in 'General Questions' started by canalcat, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. canalcat

    canalcat Member

    How do I improve my coaster brakes short of disk install?

  2. KenM

    KenM Member

    If you do not have front breaks, you should at least but on rim breaks . I know some bikes are not setup for them. But you need some kind of breaks up front. That is where 70% of your breaking power comes from. Hope this helps you . Keep looking up! Ken.
  3. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    even a $5 set of front brakes off ebay will be a massive improvement
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    It also wouldn't hurt to take that coaster brake apart, get yourself familiar with the parts inside and how they go together plus clean and grease them.

    If you need new parts for it, then you can get a Shimano CB-E110 hub, or just a repair kit, from guys like this very inexpensively:

    The rim brakes the guys above mentioned are very nearly a must. But you could also consider getting a front wheel with a drum brake. They're not all that cheap. Figure on $125 or so.

    But having good wheels on an MB is highly desirable. And getting away from rim brakes has advantages.