|Coaster brake repair||Dark Sonix|
Jun 12, 2002 11:13 AM
|I have a pretty old columbia crusier that has a standard looking coaster brake. does anyone know where i might find diagrams of the internals to aid me with a rebuilding of the hub? thanks|
|Aw, just pull it apart ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 12, 2002 3:40 PM
|... that's how I learned when I was 12.
Your library or bike shop probably will have a generic bike repair book if you really want a diagram.
The trick to working on them is not so much having a diagram but just getting some experience with them. Getting the parts to stay in place during reassembly, and getting the sequence right, will initially cause a little fumbling. Getting bearing play right (there are usually three bearings to contend with) often takes several tries.
The more you fiddle with them, the easier it gets, and a diagram may only scare you off. The Bendix and other older models usually only go together one way, and if put together wrong usually won't work at all.
|Dredging the memory here...||cory|
Jun 12, 2002 3:42 PM
|I've done two of them on kids' bikes, and it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be--I pretty much just took them apart and put them back together and they worked, though it was several years ago and I don't remember specifics. There was a thread a couple of months ago (maybe in General? I think it was before Retro-Classic was added) that had some details. Some general consumer bike books have diagrams, too. Seems to me the two main brands were Bendix (New Departure?) and Shimano--might search for those.|| |