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Offline Bunky

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Re: did the g-coaster answer everyone's prayers?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 02:10:44 PM »
Pretty sure a limited supply of pixie dust around the world kept this from coming to fruition...

The Clutch 2 ended up being pretty awesome though.  I've had one for a while with no problems other than breaking the first plastic guard that came with it.  I did smash the shit out of it though and the replacements are cheap, so no complaints there.
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Re: did the g-coaster answer everyone's prayers?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 09:10:29 PM »
Yeah the Clutch ain't the G-Coaster but man is it miles better than any coaster I've ever run before. Had the v1 for a year and a half and my only issue was it developing some side to side play. Got a v2 and the aluminum guard (I also destroyed the plastic one pretty quick, supposedly they updated the material) and haven't had a single issue. It's weird being able to put a coaster on and just run it for a year and a half, I was used to having to rebuild the old school ones every month. Driver bearings had a max 5 week lifespan, resistance mechanisms wore out and slipped, plus they had weak axles. I also sheared the driver threads in half on my Poverty coaster hahaha. Now I've got a 14mm female axle in a hub I never need to touch. Oh yeah and with the stronger female axle I haven't had my wheel move in the dropouts like I used to with the old male axle hubs.
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Re: did the g-coaster answer everyone's prayers?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 06:19:39 AM »
I assume the driver in the G-Coaster didnt work out.

I loved the ratchet but gave up on it after a few years when I was on my third driver and they all had design problems even though they were the updated versions.
I assume the G-Coaster had similar problems.

Have the Profile Z-coaster now which is an awesome hub when going forward but worst FC I had for going backwards, luckily I almost never do fakies (I just hate the sound of cassettes).
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Re: did the g-coaster answer everyone's prayers?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 01:45:31 PM »
Nope .My Clutch v2 hub has some nice side to side wobble .Changed the driver still there .YAY .

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Re: did the g-coaster answer everyone's prayers?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2021, 09:45:37 PM »
Clutch is good but not perfect.  All the little things mentioned above drive me nuts
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Re: did the g-coaster answer everyone's prayers?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2021, 11:44:17 AM »
I assume the driver in the G-Coaster didnt work out.

The story I heard was that is was a combo of the design being very complicated (which raised concerns about servicing issues for inexperienced rider mechanics) and that it was also very expensive to make all those pieces just right.

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Re: did the g-coaster answer everyone's prayers?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2021, 11:44:17 AM »

 

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