When I woke up today, it was a gorgeous day, and I knew I’d be hitting the streets. After some family time, I geared up, and grabbed the Coker for some fun (I just put new cranks on yesterday), and off I went. My travels brought me to my favorite local bike shop (North Rider), and some discussion with the owner, we started talkin about puttin a brake on my uni. Well, next thing I know, we’ve got a lever on the handle, and a U brake mounted in place. Nice. At no charge. Very nice.
I’ve thought about brakes a few times, but was never sure about it. Now that I have that bit of drag to slow the wheel down for those times I end up at too high of a speed. It’ll be a better ride, especially in the trails, and I am very excited for my next Coker-Muni ride.
Do you have an airfoil or the steel rim? If you don’t have an airfoil then the brakes work fine on the steel rim? How much abuse can the steel rim take? Could it handle offroad down say, a ski hill like was mentioned?
Man… I ride it hard in the trails, over the rocks, up the curbs and small stairs, off jumps and drops. It takes abuse quite well it seems. I know it’s not steel… I think it’s aluminum (the rim that is).
I actually went the other way with cranks… 170’s. The trails here involve lots of climbing, and I sure appreciate the longer crank. I like the idea about the flashing light…I’m gonna get one for my camel back too!