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 Post subject: Re: Transition Klunker
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:22 pm 
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that looks feckin awesome fun dude. we really need to see some knarly back end skids that coasters were built for. gauntlet dropped ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Transition Klunker
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Help me understand only think I can relate to was a mates bike when I was about 8 that had pedal back brakes that just locked ... How controllable is the breaking?


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 Post subject: Re: Transition Klunker
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:11 pm 
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daj wrote:
Help me understand only think I can relate to was a mates bike when I was about 8 that had pedal back brakes that just locked ... How controllable is the breaking?



on or off , if you lightly apply the brake it does slow you a little.

Though if your back wheels is off the ground or if the chain comes off , its off. Both these things have happened to me See photo on previous page! :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Transition Klunker
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:28 pm 
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If you lower the gearing you'll have to move the crank arms further to engage the brake. Higher gearing gives greater mechanical advantage and engages brake with less crank movement.
I'e tried coaster brakes off road and found making sure pedals in correct plane for braking versus ground clearance a brain pain !
I'd fit a front brake of some kind if I were you, a drum with a motorcycle clutch lever as brake lever if going for the authentic Klunker look :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Transition Klunker
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:52 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
If you lower the gearing you'll have to move the crank arms further to engage the brake. Higher gearing gives greater mechanical advantage and engages brake with less crank movement.
I'e tried coaster brakes off road and found making sure pedals in correct plane for braking versus ground clearance a brain pain !
I'd fit a front brake of some kind if I were you, a drum with a motorcycle clutch lever as brake lever if going for the authentic Klunker look :wink:


I agree, the coaster brake are a nightmare off road, but also part of the charm. For that reason I couldn't fit a front brake

*** also smaller chain ring and a couple of beers= brain fade and more crashes, I can vouch for this :facepalm: ***


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 Post subject: Re: Transition Klunker
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:53 pm 
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Spent all day in 30 degree heat filming a FoD Klunker video,here's a teaser.......


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 Post subject: Re: Transition Klunker
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:57 pm 
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And here.....


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 Post subject: Re: Transition Klunker
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:07 pm 
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Quality pic 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Transition Klunker
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:11 pm 
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Cheers, spent 10 hrs trying not to die on it!!! Finish filming on Monday,great fun to do even if not the same class as the Repack and Transition boys!


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 Post subject: Re: Transition Klunker
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:29 am 
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Those pictures are ace.

Will the vid be posted up here?


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