Hmm… selling inexpensive BMX, what do you reckon…
Bought a cheap Haro Nyquist R2 a while back, had a lovely time fixing it up, barely ridden it though. Just getting it ready to sell on and it is mostly working really well but… The brakes were disasterous when I got it. So I removed the rear u-brake and gyro completely, but brakeless would be insane as I live on a big hill so it’s still got a sidepull front brake, cabled through the steerer. And it works inasmuch as it slows you down, but it’s definitely the worst thing about the bike, despite new cables and coolstops.
So, what do you reckon… Refit terrible rear brake as well and have a fully, badly braked bike… Remove front brake and have a brakeless bike which at least, has no bits that are just pretty much crap. (is brakeless still cool?) Or, leave it as it is and just trust whatever teenager buys it to understand that they can remove it or not, or refit the rear, and all that jazz…
I am not down with the kidz.Posted 4 years ago
cheap gyro setup have always been a week point in any budget bike i can get them to work properley but it takes allot of fideling i would say just re fit rear brake with a straight slick cable insted of gyro kit it will work 10x better that way even if perent buys it for there child as a first bike for paper rounds/school runs they can atleat hav faith they will be able to stop
edit-will be u brake on rear diffrent post fitment to v brakesPosted 4 years agoiamroughriderMember
these should make a difference – did on mine. Still not brilliant in the wet but much better. In the dry the brake went from useless to very good.
They’re much bigger. Thinking about it a normal mtb brake shoe may fit still work although I am not certain about fitting a u brake. They will however fit the wheels circumference ok (not perfectly though)Posted 4 years ago
It’s got koolstops on the front already, they improved it from awful to merely poor. TBH it feels like oily contaminated rims- which it definitely isn’t, but that’s the slippery feel of it.
I think some garage time spent with the back brake is needed before I do any more thinkingPosted 4 years ago
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