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    i think i made a bad decision

    i think i have made the worst decision possible for a rear hub..
    i turned my bike into a single speed, but here is wer i went wrong. instead of using a normal single speed hub that lets u roll without pedaling. I used a freecoaster rear hub (khe geisha freecoaster hub)

    i really dont know if this was a bad idea or not, though i hav not tried tinkering with the adjustments of the geisha hub. plus my freeride bike a astrix huckster

    so, r there any problems???

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    Freecoaster still lets you roll without pedaling... It also lets you roll backwards without backpedaling... Though I'm not sure how well the hub will work with a spring loaded tensioner... which is what you'll need for the Huckster as it encounters chain growth as it cycles through the travel.

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    that is the problem i am having,, i hav a spring loaded tensioner on my bike rite now.
    the spring does not hav enough tension. wen i pedal it and try to coast, the hub acts like a fix single speed...
    were r sum really good bmx sites with a huge community?

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    I think you need to adjust the hub... Go check the Urban forum, there are a couple riders on that hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ningita
    so, r there any problems???
    Just one big glaring problem... you're using a freecoaster hub on an 8"-travel freeride bike.

    Get the right tool for the right job.

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    Gonna blow that hub up on that bike. If it is acting like a fix hub, then you need to check the driver and bearings. Something is binding.
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    i had a hub do that cause the stock grease they used sucked and as it wore out it got sticky.... it was weird but it could be something as simple as that tear it done and see what your working with

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    Are you talking about a fixie style hub. If so, fixie on DH=

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    i love it when ignorant people make dh bikes singlespeed, then claim their shock is blown because the bikes suspension wont move.
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    You need to check some BMX Flatland forums. Plenty of street riders use freecoasters and they abuse them pretty heavily. Those hubs have a clutch mechanism that needs to be adjusted to your riding style. I don't know anyone who's fitted one on a Mtn bike but it should still work. The next problem you'll probably have is a lot of slip before the hub engages. I have to adjust the one on my flatland rig pretty often. I don't think it's worth the frustration running that hub unless you plan to do a lot of rollbacks..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rb
    Just one big glaring problem... you're using a freecoaster hub on an 8"-travel freeride bike.

    Get the right tool for the right job.
    I didn't know what an astrix huckster was... I looked it up and I'm gona have to agree... its not the most obvious choice for a SS conversion

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    I call BS on this.

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    ride the course fakie, that'll shut people up

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    Looks like Halo is doing these...Might need some spacers but it looks possible.

    http://www.halorims.com/HaloNew/khe-fcoast.html
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