Swapping Between FC and Cassette

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3/22/2015 3:25 PM

I change my mind on how I want my bike set up constantly. So, I came up with a solution: 2 bikes.
One pegless, straight cable trail build
One brakless street build with pegs

Ive always wanted to try freecoaster so Im thinking of throwing one on the brakeless bike
Trails, parks and street spots are all over the place where i live, so i ride something different every day
I will constantly be switching between the two bikes so my question is, have any of you swapped between FC and cassette regularly? Does it pose an issue or do you get used to it? Thanks in advance!

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3/22/2015 3:37 PM

Not an issue for me. I adjust in just a few minutes. I have a stolen roulette cassette and a alienation rush v2 coaster

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3/22/2015 3:38 PM

It won't work very well. It takes a bit to get used to freecoaster and cassette. Pick your favorite and ride that. You'll save time and money and you'll feel more comfortable on your bike. Riding pegs and coaster on trails is fine, and riding pegless and a brake on street is fine too, I do it all the time.

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3/22/2015 3:49 PM

appreciate the input guys. Ohioan, not really comfortable without brakes while riding trails. It would also see some time on a track where brakes are required as well. I constantly remove and re-add brakes and pegs depending on how im feeling then so this will be a definite time saver. Plus im going to run mellow forks on the trail bike and a steeper offset on the other. These bikes will already be very different. Only issue here is whether id be able to make the switch on a daily basis.

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3/22/2015 3:51 PM

Have you guys seen the Salt hub that you can convert between cassette and freecoaster?

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3/22/2015 4:49 PM

BlisterGypsy wrote:

appreciate the input guys. Ohioan, not really comfortable without brakes while riding trails. It would also see some time on a track where brakes are required as well. I constantly remove and re-add brakes and pegs depending on how im feeling then so this will be a definite time saver. Plus im going to run mellow forks on the trail bike and a steeper offset on the other. These bikes will already be very different. Only issue here is whether id be able to make the switch on a daily basis.

I used to be like you, switching setups weekly. Then I found that pegless, cassette, and a brake works best for me on everything. I might add on two pegs soon just because ledges get boring. That seems to be the most well rounded setup. Everything you need but nothing you don't. You can do everything with one bike, and it'll be easier overall.

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3/22/2015 5:40 PM

I ride coaster but every once in a while i throw cassette on just to mess around, this last week I was running cassette for like 3-4 days, but now I'm back to coaster, I say stick with the one you feel more comfortable on or like more, and if you want to ride the other, keep a wheel around to mess with it when you get bored, but I wouldn't suggest switching back and forth constantly.

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3/23/2015 9:59 AM

If you do it, make both bikes the same aside from the brakes and coaster. Otherwise you have to re-adjust to the other setup each time you switch.

OR, just run a "trails" setup all the time, and swap out your cassette for a coaster. Pegs are easy to remove.

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3/23/2015 10:25 AM

BlisterGypsy wrote:

Have you guys seen the Salt hub that you can convert between cassette and freecoaster?

Yes, it is basically a re-badged ezra coaster.

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3/23/2015 12:23 PM

Just stay on a cassette. It's the better overall hub. Coasting doesn't feel just right on trails.

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3/24/2015 10:22 AM

Salt Trapez Cassette/Coaster
Shadow Captive 26/32mm forks
Odyssey Springfield U-brake and hinged lever
Tree OG sprocket w/ removeable guard
Mutant Peg/guard combos
Adjustable seat clamp(?)
Colony adjustable headset spacer(?)
Odyssey Keychain w/ extra master link


Put all that on something like a Mutiny Lucky Strike (13.3-13.8 cs, 74.5 hta) and be able to completely switch your bike from a trails ripper to a street shredder in 30 mins!

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3/24/2015 10:35 AM

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Salt Trapez Cassette/Coaster
Shadow Captive 26/32mm forks
Odyssey Springfield U-brake and hinged lever
Tree OG sprocket w/ removeable guard
Mutant Peg/guard combos
Adjustable seat clamp(?)
Colony adjustable headset spacer(?)
Odyssey Keychain w/ extra master link


Put all that on something like a Mutiny Lucky Strike (13.3-13.8 cs, 74.5 hta) and be able to completely switch your bike from a trails ripper to a street shredder in 30 mins!

This actually is a great idea. haha I'd ride that stuff just because it'd be really cool to mess with! But then again i just try to ride my bike how it is.

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4/6/2015 12:57 AM

I tend to let my fakies go for too long on an FC and then the speed builds up and I gotta slide out, which wears out my tires. It's really hard to pivot some on an FC, and you can't really use pedal pressure due to the slack. And with footjams, sometimes my feet will stay and I'm scared to pedal forward a bit forward back into position because the hub might engage. Lots of things I'm not used to. And riding chainless is barely similar to riding FC due to the stability of the cranks, etc.

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