A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Coaster Brake Replacement

The Raleigh PUB's Joy Tech coaster brake that I rebuilt last August locked up while Ilsa and I were out running/riding this morning. I decided to just replace it with a new Sturmey Archer unit.

I would have liked to install a Bendix coaster brake, I understand they are as tough as steel. Unfortunately, I do not know of a source. If you need to lace a coaster brake or any other hub into a bicycle wheel, Sheldon Brown has published excellent instructions.



Blogger Diogenes said...


Any idea why it locked up? It seemed a fairly simple device when you posted your rebuilt.

Just curious - being a "fixed is better than new" kind of geek myself...

8:49 AM  
Blogger Xavier said...

I haven't been inclined to open it up to see yet. Too busy. The main thing I wanted was to get the bike on the road again so I could exercise Ilsa.

3:42 PM  
Blogger maximus said...

How do you like the new hub? When I got my P.U.B. the dealer said the original hubs where notorious for being noisy and my was from the start.
I do love this bike! They are so rare. Haven't even seen any on ebay. Yours is the first I've seen on the net. Cheers

9:28 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Since I replaced the hub, I have had no further issues.

I don't know why they went with the Joytech hub, but the real S/A hub is the solution. If you can find a good old Bendix hub, that would be even better.

11:59 PM  

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