Flex Fender

Ask ScooterDad: on a royal scooter can i replace the old brake with a flex brake?

Submitter's Name: 
tim
Answer: 

I've never seen a Royal scooter in person, but from what I've seen online, it looks like a flex brake could be installed using this method: http://www.scooterdad.com/article/phoenix-switchblade-installation-on-no...

Ask ScooterDad: I have a lucky flex fender and the two bolts are stripped! What do I do?

Submitter's Name: 
Jacob
Submitter's Location: 
Flint mi
Answer: 

Try grabbing the heads with vice grips, if you can. You can also try to jam a screwdriver into the heads to hold them and use a socket wrench on the nuts to get them off.

Phoenix Switchblade Installation on non-Phoenix Decks

Phoenix Switchblade Installation on non-Phoenix Decks

The best way to improve your current brake, if it's not already a Phoenix Switchblade, is to replace it with a Switchblade.

Scooter riders are always trying to figure out how to dial their scooters. Unfortunately, spring brakes have been a big problem in this area for many years. No matter what you do to them, they almost always rattle to a certain degree. The best thing you can do to solve this problem is to replace the brake with a flex fender style brake. I recommend the Phoenix Switchblade brake as it is extremely high quality, inexpensive, and made of spring steel for long-lasting performance. In addition to cutting down on the rattle, this style of brake will also make it more difficult to lock up your rear wheel so it offers some protection against flat spots.

Unfortunately, most decks are not built for a Phoenix Switchblade, but the process isn't too difficult. If you aren't comfortable using power tools or being precise with alignments, ask a parent or older friend to help you out.

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