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Musselman and J.C. Higgins Coaster Brakes
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by Sheldon "Feet" Brown
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This page is just about the specifics of the Musselman and J.C. Higgins coaster brakes

Refer also to the main Coaster Brake Service Page

Please note, we do not possess ANY Musselman or J.C. Higgins parts for sale, please don't ask!

Musselman was for many years one of the top brands of coaster brake. Musselman and J.C. Higgins models use a split sleeve type brake shoe.

Flickr album of Musselman coaster-brake service instructions.

Musselman was for many years one of the top brands of coaster brake. Musselman and J.C. Higgins models use a split sleeve type brake shoe.

Here is an image from the 1938 Island Cycle catalogue.
Musselman Coaster Brake Hubs

The image below was from a leaflet my uncle gave me. J.C. Higgins was a Sears-Roebuck house brand. The J.C. Higgins appears to be a re-badged Musselman.

J. C. Higgins Coaster Brake Hub

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Thanks to BikeMike for the reproduced Island Cycle Catalogue

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