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#1 2012-11-27 9:56am

RyanPartridge
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GT Superlace coaster brake hubs....

Anyone ever use a GT Superlace coaster hub?

How do they hold up?

Are they heavy?

Are the internal parts similar to a Shimano, or Bendix, or....?

I'm curious about these hubs...


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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#2 2012-11-27 10:10am

flatland1974
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Re: GT Superlace coaster brake hubs....

If they are anything like my SST they are VERY HEAVY!!!SST  used Suntour guts,I forget what they used...bendex or shimano I believe.

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#3 2012-11-27 4:12pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: GT Superlace coaster brake hubs....

Interesting...

No one has any experience using them?


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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#4 2012-11-27 4:37pm

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Re: GT Superlace coaster brake hubs....

I have no experience with one, but this guy here has one on his bad a** Pro Performer

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/gt_bicycles/ … LVcW4c73pU


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#5 2012-11-27 4:47pm

SliceSlanger
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Re: GT Superlace coaster brake hubs....

Be ready to open your wallet. There very expensive.

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#6 2012-11-27 4:51pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: GT Superlace coaster brake hubs....

SliceSlanger wrote:

Be ready to open your wallet. There very expensive.

Yeah, I've seen them pull some coin.

I just want to know if they're expensive because they're rare/collectable or because they actually work really well/hold up to abuse.

Also, knowing if they share internal parts with another more common coaster hub will tell me if replacement parts are readily available.


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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#7 2012-11-27 4:57pm

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Re: GT Superlace coaster brake hubs....

I should be listing mine soon.  Just haven't found time to organize and take pics. It is heavy.

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#8 2012-11-27 5:02pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: GT Superlace coaster brake hubs....

jimmied wrote:

I should be listing mine soon.  Just haven't found time to organize and take pics. It is heavy.

Did you ever use it or open it up?


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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#9 2012-11-27 6:28pm

OldYeller
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Re: GT Superlace coaster brake hubs....

I've heard people say both Bendix and Nankai internals.

The non-drive side just doesn't look like Bendix parts to me, but they do have a strong resemblance to Nankai.

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#10 2012-11-28 1:54am

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Re: GT Superlace coaster brake hubs....

I've peeked inside mine when I attempted to add an ACS freescoaster to it. From what I could make out it was Nankai internals.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Vk3uso0omaQ/TgNUjiteLxI/AAAAAAAAA64/EwxI4Mdeiek/s1600/IMGP9490.JPG

As for the weight, it doubles up as a boat anchor... About 1.1kg or  2.4 lb with freecoaster, I can weigh it tonight if you want the exact weight without the freecoaster.

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#11 2012-11-28 6:48am

RyanPartridge
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Re: GT Superlace coaster brake hubs....

Thanks tfi! No need to weigh it...

I appreciate it though!smile


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