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Offline rawchild

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What's your favorite freecoaster?
« on: September 04, 2017, 03:42:31 AM »
I would like to know what freecoasters you have rode?
Likes or dislikes about it and what not.....and go......
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Offline DaddyCool

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Re: What's your favorite freecoaster?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 11:09:29 AM »
Hi. I used the older KHE freecoaster from the 90s for a long time. They had some issues but worked quite ok for me.
Since 2010 I use a KHE Reverse ACB on my main bike without any problems. I think I haven't even regreased it. The driver bearings are not running smooth anymore but the functionality is not affected.
Soon I will test a used Ezra hub on another bike. Let's see...

Offline eiji

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Re: What's your favorite freecoaster?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 05:00:51 PM »
 ;D My favorite is the NYB, easy to adjust and economical parts ;D

Offline metalbmxer

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Re: What's your favorite freecoaster?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 06:42:48 PM »
I'm pretty happy with the merrit freecoaster (or any khe style really). engagement is smooth, non jarring to the internals, no clicking/popping like on ezra or Zcoaster. Good sealed bearings, diamond polymer driver bearing=no blowouts. only complaint would be the somewhat finnicky amount of tension needed on the cones. Not an issue on most khe style coasters--may have something to do with me popping the axle out and adding more spacers to decrease the slack.
Dax (now in NYC)

Offline rawchild

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Re: What's your favorite freecoaster?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 06:44:51 PM »
The only 2 I have used is nankai and khe geshia
My favorite is the nankai.
Was curious how people like the profile one...do the bearings last? Any issues with it?
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Offline bmxgoat95

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Re: What's your favorite freecoaster?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2020, 04:19:16 PM »

Hello,
it's been a while since the last discussion. I personally have no experience with it, so I cannot give any information.


Do you have any experience with Freecoaster and can you recommend some?


I would appreciate any advice and answer!


Many thanks in advance!


Offline metalbmxer

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Re: What's your favorite freecoaster?
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2020, 08:53:25 PM »
A lot of us I think have been very happy with the Far East freecoaster now that they have proven themselves to be maintenance free, reliable and cost efficient.
Dax (now in NYC)

Offline aliasdck

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Re: What's your favorite freecoaster?
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2020, 09:53:47 PM »
A lot of us I think have been very happy with the Far East freecoaster now that they have proven themselves to be maintenance free, reliable and cost efficient.

That's good to know as I want to build up new wheels sometime soon. My old wheels are getting up there in age (15 years for rear, not sure about front) the chrome is chipping and spare parts for the freecoaster is getting harder to find. I'll probably go with a FEC freecoaster when the time comes.