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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.

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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.

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Re: What’s the best freecoaster available these days?
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2021, 05:53:10 PM »
I used the max slack spacer and some of the spacers from the shadow freecoaster to get rid of the adjustable unbrake .Its still not perfect but its better than the Madera gulfcoaster I bought recently .