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Offline DaviD (dave0)

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freecoasters
« on: June 04, 2008, 11:19:40 PM »
first of all, the god of freecoaster knowledge.

http://www.free-coaster.com/index.html

structures, types, brands, maintaining, greasing, tweaking, adjusting and whatnot.

and explanation about freecoasters in general:

RideBmx wrote:

We got Odyssey BMX's product designer Ben Ward to give you the complete 411 on freecoaster hubs. From the differences between freecoasters and cassettes, to their strengths and weaknesses, all the way down to the anatomy and mechanics—Ben explains it all. Joe Vee even throws in some real world demos at a skatepark and a few street spots.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12I8iK12oqA[/youtube]
« Last Edit: June 07, 2008, 08:47:31 AM by Levi »

Offline Levi

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Re: know your freecoasters
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 05:16:14 PM »
I used these internet guides to rebuild my Nankai with no previous knowledge:

http://bmxdirect.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=753

http://www.wtlw.net/ff/hub.html


There was a third one but I can't seem to locate the link right now, maybe later...

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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2008, 08:52:45 AM »
adjust slack for khe geisha. in Spanish.  :rolleyes:
[youtube]http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=uSmqvUt9xHQ[/youtube]

and in English   :wub:
http://www.khebikes.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=208&Itemid=229
« Last Edit: January 05, 2009, 06:55:42 AM by Levi »

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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008, 01:05:25 AM »
another link for the newbs to check out...


http://www.bmxdirect.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1077

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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008, 08:34:48 AM »
Ares boo 2.
thanx yeti

Take it apart. Make shure to assemble the hub in the right order.

 The clutch has 3 set screws!
The pre-adjusted gap is even perfect for forward pedal rope-a-ronis!














the more you tighten the screws, the smaller the gap. The more you loosen the screws, the bigger the gap.

grease the axle, both sides of the ball retainer, and the driver (see pics).






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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008, 05:13:44 AM »
Anyone else amazed by how simple the engineering of a frecoaster is?  Just compounded theories.

it truly is amazing :beer: :beer:
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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2008, 05:44:41 PM »
The Ares Boo 2 looks very well designed.

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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009, 01:17:46 PM »

Offline iceqb25

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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009, 04:00:45 AM »
my freecoaster was skipping. it would make my pedals always spin foward, i got a new one now but why does that happen?

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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009, 07:03:03 AM »
make sure your chain is tight

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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2009, 06:49:02 PM »
Ares boo 2.
thanx yeti

Take it apart. Make shure to assemble the hub in the right order.

 The clutch has 3 set screws!
The pre-adjusted gap is even perfect for forward pedal rope-a-ronis!














the more you tighten the screws, the smaller the gap. The more you loosen the screws, the bigger the gap.

grease the axle, both sides of the ball retainer, and the driver (see pics).






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can you just drill a hole in the shell and keep it like that and just ajust it without like doing all of that, like take the guts out, drill the hole and put the guts back in and just ajust it from there
« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 06:50:36 PM by diesel1ne »
wait till i get my bike together =D..just wait

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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2009, 08:13:34 PM »
^^

i dont see why not..... youd have to line up the holes with the set screw every time you rode cause the axle is obviously stationary. and i doubt youll be able to drill a hole perfectly aligned with the set screw haha. but id do it if i had the coaster. itd make things 12 assloads easier :beer: :beer: :beer:

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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 12:51:58 AM »
Surely it would only take a few minutes to measure the right distance, wouldn't be that hard.

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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009, 07:59:56 PM »
Hi guys,

i thought this might interest a lot of you out there.

Akihiko Takahashi from Zion team made a cool little flash book that shows you step by step how to maintain your Nankai freecoaster . It's really cool and really useful.

You can check it out on Zion web page: 

www.zionbmx.com



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Re: freecoasters
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2009, 08:18:21 PM »