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11/3/2013 4:35 AM

A few questions for all you coaster guys....

1. How to did you guys find going from a cassette to a freecoaster, how was the transition, did it take you long to get used to it?

2. Would you say a freecoaster is harder to use than cassette?

3. Would riding chainless give me a good enough idea of what its actually like to ride a coaster, cuz I'd like to see what its like and if i like it or not before making the commitment to a +£200 wheel that I might end up hating.

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11/3/2013 5:35 AM

Ride chain less first

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11/3/2013 6:16 AM

It wasn't too hard to ride on my friends freecoaster, but just don't roll out like on a casette, because you will brake freecoaster in a month. I was told that it's safer for hub to halfcab without even blocking cranks. I liked it, it's just personal preference.

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11/3/2013 6:51 AM

1. It took me a day to get used to the slack. Not having the instant engagement is definitely a weird feeling a first but you get used to it.
2. I wouldn't say it's harder, it's just something different than you're used to
3. Chainless will help you get the feel of rolling out and rolling backwards without pedaling but coasters are still a somewhat different feel. I didn't mess with chainless before i got my coaster and i was fine. As long as you enjoy going backwards as much as you do forwards I don't think you'll regret getting one

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11/3/2013 7:13 AM

Chainless gives you a bit of an idea what to expect, at least with fakies, but you obviously cannot pedal at all.

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11/3/2013 7:47 AM

1. Took me a few hours to get used to the slack and shit like that.

2. Yes, unless you never pedal pressure out of fakies or use a lot of pedal pressure.

3. sorta youd get the feel of fakies and rolling out but you cant pedal which sucks.

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11/3/2013 12:10 PM

1. It was really easy, borrowed a kids bike who had one and fakied like 3rd try
2.as long as you can consistently fakie or half can its not hard. As previously mentioned, just don't use pedal pressure.
3. Try stuff on someone's bike and if you like it get one

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11/3/2013 4:50 PM

I ride a coaster. I actually got a freecoaster immediately after i got my first real bike. I really like them because of this. Let's just say not knowing crap about freecoasters and buying one was dumb on my part, but i learned a lot from it. The first thing i did on my coaster was go to pedal and bash my knee... haha so learn the slack. Chainless is a BAD idea. No way. Just find a friend with a coaster and try it. I actually just fixed my coaster and im digging it, but it started being weird so i put my cassette back on. I would say that fakies and fakie tricks become so much fun, but overall they are harder, 360s get scary bc if you tap at all its scary, going fast is scary bc sometimes youll disengage it and die in the bowl. So if you are techy, or very street, they are nice. I really like fakies and stuff and confusing people rolling backwards down the road as if it is normal for me. Just be sure you know how to work on one and understand the slack! haha

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11/3/2013 5:34 PM

I only asked about the chainless thing cuz one of my bikes currently hasn't got one installed, so I thought It might be a good time to try it out, wasn't thinking about going chainless full time or nuttin, just taking it out for a sesh to see what its like before I have the chain installed next week.

Thanx for input guys.

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Freestyle is the answer to everything --
a fresh way to approach a dull or a
dangerous thing.
to do a dull thing with style
is preferable to doing a dangerous thing
without it.

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