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    where can i get a rear braking hub???

    remember the kind where you pedal backwards the bike brakes? i believe this is different than a fixed gear/track setup? any leads and price info would be appreciated, thanks!

    also btw is this safe to run on a 26" mtb wheel? i know the 20" wheels can handle the tension no problem...

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    You cab get hub gears from any of the range of hub-gear manufacturers, Shimano (Nexus range), Sachs, and Sturmey Archer. These are available on singlespeed hubs, as well as multi-geared versions.
    The hubs can be built up with any rim, but they are designed for everyday commuting use, not for extreme off-road/downhill riding. The brakes are less effective than rim or disk brakes, but are not affected by mud, snow or ice.

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    Isn't that what is called a "coaster brake"?

    Most brake-equipped hubs I have seen come in at least two, and sometimes three forms, including this one.

    Cheers...Gary

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    tFUNK:

    Man, you are looking for a coaster brake hub. This has nothing to do with "Track" or "Fixed Wheel" applications.

    Track / Fixed Wheel will not allow you to freewheel (coast) at all - your legs are always spinning if the bike is moving.

    Coaster Brakes are often found on cheaper kids bikes and beach cruisers. They allow you to freewheel, and when you start to pedal backwards, you engage a mechanical brake in the rear hub.

    Attached is a link to Bicycle Parts USA, where you can buy one. I'm sure that there are other outlets, but this is what I found.

    http://www.bikepartsusa.com/product_...tml?p=01-96543

    I bet if you go to your LBS they would have a junk kids bike or better yet, a beach cruiser with a coaster brake that you could have for cheap money.

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    yea coaster brake is what i meant, thanks for clearing me up on the terminology. i guess i could go one of several ways about doing this. but thanks for the replies guys!
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    I would love to play on one of those again. They are sweet for taking corners really fast

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    They are sweet for taking corners really fast
    You mean tail sliding?? Oh, grow up, already! Going around a corner without sliding was, is, and always will be faster. You'll get less road rash, too.
    Je vais à vélo, donc je suis!

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    Most single speed coaster brake hubs are 110mm spacing and most ATBs are 135mm between the dropouts. Also remember you will often need a chain tensioner because most coaster break hubs want horizontal dropouts to adjust the chain.

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    They are sweet for taking corners really fast


    {Quote** You mean tail sliding?? Oh, grow up, already! Going around a corner without sliding was, is, and always will be faster. You'll get less road rash, too.


    Didnt you play as a child?

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    Originally posted by D*Alex
    You mean tail sliding?? Oh, grow up, already! Going around a corner without sliding was, is, and always will be faster. You'll get less road rash, too.
    Calm down tonto. I enjoy the thrill of the slide. And no I don't plan to grow up. I have a career that I am forced to work. On my off time I intend to have fun and play which includes power sliding, hucking off cliffs, and going insanely fast down a mountainside, having sex and many other things which you might consider childish. cheers to staying young and happy.

    Why don't you chill

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