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Anonymous 10/24/14(Fri)03:50 UTC+1 No.742954 Report

Just got this baby for super cheap. But it only has a front brake and it feels weird. Been out of the cycling world for over ten years now (I'm from South America).

Should I go ahead and get a rear break? Should I do some restoration on it? It's a Chiorda Safari.
Anonymous 11/13/14(Thu)17:37 UTC+1 No.751728 Report

jesus christ let's get some shit straight here:
it is a folding bike with 20" wheels. you aren't going to be breaking any land speed records here. the front brake should do you fine unless you feel like you need more stopping power. in that case, a shop should be able to either tune, add new pads or just replace the caliper with a stronger assembly. this bike will suck in snow in its current state. this bike can be ridden in rain. if you like the bike and how it rides, i would keep it. if you do not like the bike and how it rides, i would sell it.
Anonymous 11/07/14(Fri)07:39 UTC+1 No.749061 Report

front brake is what stops your bike, anyway.
just make sure it's adjusted properly.
Anonymous 11/13/14(Thu)17:31 UTC+1 No.751727 Report

google "retard"

i am looking at a freewheeling sturmey archer three speed hub. please just stop. you are hopeless
OP 11/07/14(Fri)07:34 UTC+1 No.749057 Report

Damn, thread is still here.

Do you all recommend me selling this bike for another one, or keeping it? I live in the Midwest, in an urban area. Kinda worried around riding this bike in the rain and snow. Love the way it looks, but the single brake kinda scares me.
BaconRider 11/06/14(Thu)23:40 UTC+1 No.748874 Report

>rust ring
hmm maybe,,i wouldnt convict on that.
,,still a nice bike, and who needs rearbreaks.? just tighten those wonky spokes and oilit.
,, also, locking TECHNIQUE> around frame, around rear wheel, around post up high, thru leash of doberman.
,,, when going in, use peanut butter to stick an Alcaseltzer to the roof of the Dobys mouth.
Awesome Funposter 11/06/14(Thu)23:06 UTC+1 No.748858 Report

>it has a rear caliper mount complete with a rust ring showing there used to be a brake there
>it has no reaction arm
Anonymous 11/06/14(Thu)22:54 UTC+1 No.748849 Report

Google the bike, it is a coaster hub.
Anonymous 11/06/14(Thu)17:45 UTC+1 No.748770 Report


Anonymous 11/06/14(Thu)15:37 UTC+1 No.748738 Report

Top far dude.
Anonymous 11/06/14(Thu)15:41 UTC+1 No.748739 Report


He'll put it up on the back of his mecha-trike for when some QT wants a ride. :3
Anonymous 11/06/14(Thu)15:36 UTC+1 No.748736 Report


Yes it does, that's clearly a coaster hub on the rear. Maybe it doesn't work properly, but it's most definitely a coaster hub.
Anonymous 11/06/14(Thu)15:16 UTC+1 No.748731 Report


Anonymous 11/06/14(Thu)15:11 UTC+1 No.748729 Report


Wat? :3
Anonymous 11/06/14(Thu)15:09 UTC+1 No.748728 Report

BaconRider 11/06/14(Thu)00:13 UTC+1 No.748454 Report

Anonymous 11/06/14(Thu)15:04 UTC+1 No.748727 Report

Nice classic folder. Don't go plowing through the rough stuff or taking off drops, it should be OK. Push the pedals backwards to apply the back brake. :3
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)14:05 UTC+1 No.746953 Report

Definitely get a rear brake, makes it a lot safer.
Anonymous 10/25/14(Sat)13:32 UTC+1 No.743604 Report

it is a freewheeling 3sp internal hub. probably sa judging from the shifter or a knockoff
Anonymous 10/27/14(Mon)18:29 UTC+1 No.744641 Report

God damn nigga its a folder, how do you expect it to have the top tube?
Anonymous 10/25/14(Sat)08:09 UTC+1 No.743579 Report

I think you mean your getting a rim brake installed, installing a coaster brake would entail getting a whole new hub.
There's no reaction arm on the rear hub, so I don't know why everyone ITT is assuming there's a coaster brake.
Also those look like steel rims, which don't brake so well in the rain, just saying.
OP 10/25/14(Sat)07:40 UTC+1 No.743575 Report

Ends up the coaster brake on this bike is nonexistent, so I'm taking it to my local shop to get it installed.
Anonymous 10/25/14(Sat)05:35 UTC+1 No.743535 Report


Just to clarify, your front brake is a rim brake, your rear brake is a coaster brake (the one which activates when you back pedal)
OP 10/25/14(Sat)05:38 UTC+1 No.743537 Report

When I back pedal, nothing happens. Trust me, I tried it after last night and nothing.
Anonymous 10/25/14(Sat)02:35 UTC+1 No.743465 Report

Bacon, what are you going to do with a folding bike?

Fold it up and walk carrying it around?
OP 10/25/14(Sat)05:26 UTC+1 No.743531 Report

Your post is adorable.

Today I found out that it only has one brake in the front, and it's a coaster brake. Guess it's time to break myself out of bad habits I got as a child. Like piss poor braking.

And a local shop is willing to restore it for $300 or so. The work they do is exceptional, but that's out of my price range at the moment.

Thank you everyone for your help. I added a bell and a mirror to it today, it looks great.
BaconRider 10/25/14(Sat)01:54 UTC+1 No.743456 Report

>sell poorly?
WhaT? you just gotit! this beast will serve you long and True for a few peanuts and an occasional oil fill of the Hub.
,,myDoge! it folds! im jelly as SNOT on Christmas!
,fits in bus, back seats,front seats ,airlines, trams, trains, trollys, sailboats, ferries, liteplanes, elevators, ,,,, ok i should have stoped long ago.
, its cute.
Anonymous 10/24/14(Fri)05:41 UTC+1 No.743010 Report

I'm pretty sure I have to pedal backwards. Sorry for sounding like a moron, but the bike is in the bike room two floors down and I can't recall exactly what I did to get the back wheel to stop.

I guess when I was little I was super used to 'regular brakes' (disc brakes) and I'm just feeling awkward riding this thing after so many years off the hobby. Guess I'll take it on the bike trail here and get familiar with it.

Really? I didn't pay a lot of for it, but I did it like its vintage look. I kinda want to get it repainted and rust on the chrome taken off. Do they sell poorly? I can't find any in eBay.
Anonymous 10/24/14(Fri)05:25 UTC+1 No.743003 Report

It has a back brake. It's a coaster brake.

Anyway the front brake is the most important one, so just get used to it.

Anyhow it's a pretty crappy bike, don't put any money on it. But it gets its job done.
Anonymous 10/24/14(Fri)05:26 UTC+1 No.743004 Report

Yeah, I was already informed that my locking technique needs work. Luckily it's for usage at a university, and everyone here is fairly honorable.

It's a 1960s/1970s Chiorda Safari folding bike, if it helps anyone.
Anonymous 10/24/14(Fri)05:30 UTC+1 No.743006 Report

There's a little oil port on that back up. Open it up and give it a little something something. Automatic transmission fluid, oil for electric motors, or some light weight motor oil 5w20, or something like that. It'll make the hub happy.

When you press backwards on the pedals does it stop the back wheel, or do you just pedal backwards?
Anonymous 10/24/14(Fri)05:31 UTC+1 No.743007 Report

>on that back up.
Back hub, rather.
Anonymous 10/24/14(Fri)05:25 UTC+1 No.743002 Report

> feels weird
you'll get used to it. get the saddle height correct (google it) then raise the handlebars to the same height as the saddle

probably a sturmey archer aw, so no
BaconRider 10/24/14(Fri)05:24 UTC+1 No.743001 Report

i dont comment on locking technique often,,,
,but i like it,, the bike i mean. im easy like that.
,maybe 3 speed hub?
Anonymous 10/24/14(Fri)05:20 UTC+1 No.742998 Report

Yes, I am a woman.

I wouldn't know. I haven't ridden a bike in over a decade. I got this bike because I got rid of my car.
Anonymous 10/24/14(Fri)04:54 UTC+1 No.742985 Report


are you a woman? if not, please just save yourself the embarrassment and get a different bike.
Anonymous 10/24/14(Fri)04:56 UTC+1 No.742986 Report

Isn't that a coaster brake?
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