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Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

#26 2012-01-02 2:32pm

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

I run a suntour freecoaster with acs freecoaster freewheel on one of my flatland bikes which allows me to run freecoaster with coaster brake and freecoaster with freewheel by just locking or unlocking the freewheel it`s the best of both worlds smile


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#27 2012-01-02 2:34pm

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

suicidepan wrote:

I run a suntour freecoaster with acs freecoaster freewheel on one of my flatland bikes which allows me to run freecoaster with coaster brake and freecoaster with freewheel by just locking or unlocking the freewheel it`s the best of both worlds smile

Same here....love it.

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#28 2012-01-06 5:48pm

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

I just took off my old wheels for new ones.  They were Peregrine Super Pro's with a modified Suntour freecoaster in a 48H Jad shell.  I had them on my bike for over 10 years.

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#29 2012-01-11 7:24am

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

bump. late reply, forgot i posted here, must've been drinking.

ANTDOG wrote:

Scarfish I am curious what type of bike do you ride and how old are you.

32, i ride race bikes. but i don't race. i dirt jump and jump onto and off of everything while cruisin' the neighborhood.

bitd '80s everyone wanted freewheel, at least in my neighborhood. the only kids that had coaster brakes had little kid/16" bikes or really cheap 20" bikes. even the kids with few year old mongooses had switched their wheels out for freewheel. only losers had coaster brakes. again, at least where i grew up.

i have also tried some friend's coaster brake bikes throughout my life. and have forgotten i was on coaster brake and tried to level my feet by peddling backwards  just before hitting a big jump or drop off and have braked at the worst possible time resulting in failure by going head first over the bars.

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#30 2012-01-11 11:36am

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

I want a coaster brake on my bike.tongue

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#31 2012-01-11 11:43am

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

I run a suntour on my Dyno flat rider & love it' its funny to watch other people try to ride my bike.

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#32 2012-01-11 11:49am

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

Woody still rides coaster brake, I rode his Trickstar and it felt funky.


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#33 2012-01-12 6:38am

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im riding a 93 2 hip stout boy  and im riding a coaster hub with the brake  taken out rides wonderfull can fakie for miles and cheap to replace

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#34 2012-01-12 7:27am

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

adamdawson wrote:

if you are wanting to get down with some serious trick riding, running a coaster brake is not a good plan.

Not good for everyone but it does have some fun advantages if you have the patience to learn how to rock one!

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#35 2012-01-12 7:48am

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

unfit4society wrote:

I run a suntour on my Dyno flat rider & love it' its funny to watch other people try to ride my bike.

You are an inpiration!  Nice riding!


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#36 2012-01-12 8:39am

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

Don't forget wedge ramp kick-turn tricks too! I picked up a coaster brake tuff for my 2009 retro Haro just for messing around on a wedge I'm building in my garage so I have a warm, dry place to ride this winter. Hoping to bust some Dizz inspired tricks soon! lol
Quick question about freecoasters as I was getting back into racing when they started popping up BITD. So it can be engaged as a a coaster brake with no back-pedal or engaged as a freecoaster/freewheel with no back-pedal? Any disadvantages to running one?

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#37 2012-01-12 8:53am

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

RidingAgain wrote:

Don't forget wedge ramp kick-turn tricks too! I picked up a coaster brake tuff for my 2009 retro Haro just for messing around on a wedge I'm building in my garage so I have a warm, dry place to ride this winter. Hoping to bust some Dizz inspired tricks soon! lol
Quick question about freecoasters as I was getting back into racing when they started popping up BITD. So it can be engaged as a a coaster brake with no back-pedal or engaged as a freecoaster/freewheel with no back-pedal? Any disadvantages to running one?

Modern day freecoasters (not a coaster brake hub with the freewheel adapter) do not have any braking abilities. They use the same basic principle of a coaster brake hub with a clutch inside, but no brake components. Basically it's like running a freewheel that you don't have to pedal backwards when moving backwards. The only real disadvantage with a freecoaster is the slack before the clutch engages. I've got a freecoaster wheel I play around with every now and then, but still prefer my cassette. I also don't do any flatland stuff.


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#38 2012-01-12 1:02pm

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

I would love to ride a coaster but modern technology is killing me.  I want the proper gearing.  Most modern frames will not accept a large sprocket.  36 tooth, maybe.  The smallest cogs to fit on a coaster brake are old Kore 11 tooth.  These would have to be welded on.  Unfortunately, they are made from crap metal and would blow up in a couple of months.  That's why I gave up on the coaster brake.  If I could find cogs that were 11 tooth and held up, I'd still be rocking one on my flat bike and maybe even my streeter.


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#39 2012-01-12 1:30pm

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

i hate coaster brakes.... I just do


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#40 2013-07-19 5:22am

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

Bumping this for Coaster brake love.
They do take a bit of getting used too but I love them and have quite a few sets on my riders.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/409487_10150538267847420_889494863_n.jpg


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#41 2013-07-19 5:23am

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Never been over the bars once..cool


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#42 2013-07-19 5:45am

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

Just bought a jb adapter and converted my tuff 1's. I rode it with coaster BITD. My son rode it for a few years but wasn't to enthused.   It was good enough for me. I kept the jb adapter package, I felt bad throwing it away. It had to be at least 30 yrs old.


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#43 2016-08-22 3:44pm

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

The last pro I recall rocking a coaster brake seriously in a freestyle competition was Rick Moliterno.  Anyone else?

http://www.snakebitebmx.com/tag/coaster-brake/

Standard Shorty with a coaster brake slot
http://bmxmuseum.com/image/12184017_10205021156784759_3850029548155349179_o56300ecead_blowup.jpg


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#44 2016-08-22 3:57pm

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

Son and I built this up the other day...he loves it.



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#45 2016-08-22 4:23pm

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http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag316/ElGoodo33/1988%20Haro%20Sport/image.jpg2_zpsvg1qcxon.jpg

Rocking the 48-spoke coaster brake.

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#46 2016-08-22 4:56pm

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

I have two of my four BMX bikes equipped with coaster brakes. My new 2016 Haro Master has an SST Woody Itson coaster brake with a welded-on 12t Kore sprocket (34/12) and a welded brake arm. My black 1996 PK Ripper just got a set of lavender coaster Tuffs with a welded on 13t (so, 36/13).
Last year, we dropped a video of me riding a coaster brake-equipped Kink with lavender Tuffs.
[video]https://vimeo.com/137665605[/video]
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https://vimeo.com/137665605
Working on this year's video right now.

I recently bought four NOS rear coaster brake Tuffs (two lavender, a pink and an orange), and a 24t Standard axle.


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#47 2016-08-22 5:12pm

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

Loved using my coaster brake when doing drop in's on my quarter pipe. There was that one day when the Dia Compe hinged seat clamp I used to secure the brake arm broke and I wiped out hard.

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#48 2016-09-08 1:02pm

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

cmc wrote:

The last pro I recall rocking a coaster brake seriously in a freestyle competition was Rick Moliterno.  Anyone else?

http://www.snakebitebmx.com/tag/coaster-brake/

Standard Shorty with a coaster brake slot
http://bmxmuseum.com/image/12184017_102 … blowup.jpg

Krt Schmidt and Todd Anderson were both riding in the early 90's with them.  Dino Deluca too, i think. (way early 90's).  I think Rick and Krt were running them as recently as Standard Fat Ones video, which was from 1993 or so.

I haven't seen a coaster brake on a serious, progressive rider's bike in person in as long as I can remember though. 1991 or 1992 definitely.  I think unbrakes were made people modded their hubs pretty quickly.   

I can't imagine riding vert with a coaster.  I've heard stories about Todd doing one footers 8 feet out with the coaster locked, and sometimes landing with it like that and just skidding all the way down the ramp.  Seems like you'd just die if you landed with the wheel locked like that.

With no brakes/freecoasters being the standard for the last 5-7 years or so, I could see coaster brakes making a comeback if someone popular starts using one. A modern coaster would be really cool, I'd love see a good design team like Odyssey's tackle that one.  14mm, sealed bearings, durable.  They'd probably need to change the mechanism so it doesn't burn up after extended use (friction from applying them will eventually burn up all the grease in the hub, the think the original mtb riders called races with coaster brakes "repack races" because their hubs would be toasted by the time they got to the bottom of the mountain.   

Everything comes back around eventually.  (except for 1" threaded forks, I hope)

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#49 2016-09-08 7:24pm

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El Goodo wrote:

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag3 … 1qcxon.jpg

Rocking the 48-spoke coaster brake.

Coaster brake tuffs. I have not used a coaster for 30+ years but this thing is fun.
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu106/noosa2/image.jpg1_zpsnkrw6k0t.jpg

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#50 2016-09-08 7:45pm

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Re: Does anybody still use Coaster brakes for freestyle??

You can't run a coaster on modern bikes because of the big sprocket needed for decent gearing. I can still ride a coaster and do a lot of tricks on them. Finally stopped riding one in 2004


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