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Suntour coaster to unbrake/freecoaster witchery
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post Dec 6 2005, 10:31 AM
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I'm thinking about trying to rig one of these up on my street/park bike (new school). Do any of you guys have any advice (besides 'don't')? I'll be using it in 14mm axle slots so I'm thinking about trying a replacement axle - do you guys know if I can use a Kink or Standard replacement axle? Anyway, any thoughts or experiences, please share. Thanks.
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post Dec 6 2005, 11:10 AM
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i would get a new school freecoaster..
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post Dec 6 2005, 12:28 PM
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Suntour has 24tpi axle. I doubt there's 3/8" to 14mm adapters with 24tpi threads. 14mm axle won't fit.
However, I'd buy a Nankai with 14mm adapters. It is more reliable and rolls smoother than Suntour. I'd save the Suntour for a museum build.
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post Dec 6 2005, 12:30 PM
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You wont find replacment 14 hardware for the suntour coaster. A new nakani freecoaster is only $90. And there seepms to be none better. It comes in 14 or 3/8 too.
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post Dec 6 2005, 12:40 PM
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To be specific, the "14mm" Nankai is actually just a 3/8" axle with thread-on adapters. Not an actual 14mm axle and hardware.
Also comes in variety of cool colors (limited ed). I've had one for two years straigh with only minimum maintenace and works great!
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post Dec 6 2005, 01:56 PM
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Aha...I know I could just get a new freecoaster, but I wanted to try to take a stab at ghetto rigging something I already have rather than shelling out $90 for something I might not like anyway. I hadn't thought about trying to find 14mm adaptors that will work with 24tpi threads, though - that kind of kaboshes it right there. Thanks for the feedback.
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