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Coaster brake repair(3 posts)

Coaster brake repairDark 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.