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Offline Chemoflope

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Re: What’s the best freecoaster available these days?
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2021, 02:24:07 AM »
The standard 3/8" version

Offline Dmitry D.

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Re: What’s the best freecoaster available these days?
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2021, 11:42:23 PM »
Freenight/BSD Revolution looks best for me after all khe-like freecoasters.

Offline vortexblue

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Re: What’s the best freecoaster available these days?
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2021, 07:09:57 PM »
People with Odyssey Clutch v2 freecoasters:
Are you able to dial enough slack out?  I had the screw all the way in, and it was still about 1/4 turn slack.  I even tried making spacers for the screw to give it a couple mm more length, but it's still too much.
Has anyone tried to shim these manually, then use the screw adjuster for fine tuning?

Offline Chemoflope

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Re: What’s the best freecoaster available these days?
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2021, 07:30:20 PM »
I think you have to back the screw out to remove slack

Offline vortexblue

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Re: What’s the best freecoaster available these days?
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2021, 10:49:11 PM »
The 2pc spacer grows wider when you screw it in.  It's like adding shims.The 'max slack' spacer Odyssey sells is thinner than the 2-pc adjuster fully collapsed.

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Re: What’s the best freecoaster available these days?
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2021, 04:18:23 AM »
I just heard from Odyssey.  They really couldn't tell me to modify it, because they were the manufacturer.  I get it.He did suggest that some people use 2 of the 'max slack' spacers together, and that's my next try.  I have laser cutters, so I can cut a spacer for testing as well.
He also suggested that I just swap out my (assumed) 25T for something larger. I responded that I have a 20T, so I suppose that's amplifying the issue.

Offline Peter Hollinger

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Re: What’s the best freecoaster available these days?
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2021, 01:45:41 PM »
I ended up going for the FEC hub. So many people seem to use it that I want to give it a go for myself.


I'm going in with my eyes open to the popping and clicking, so I hope it lives up to expectations in every other way.

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Re: What’s the best freecoaster available these days?
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2021, 06:27:03 PM »

NYB Japan K is super, I think I have it for 6-7 years, ultra light with a Ti Axle swapped in, cog machined down to fit slim KHE Tanga chains, close to the FEC Ti. Bearings could be more modern though.