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    conversion to coaster / back pedal break.

    Ok. i have this ccm mountain bike (a 18 speed, i dont know) that is all rusty. i would like to know how to convert the breaks to coaster / back pedal break with just one gear if possible so i wont have any break to change or speed handle that allways break on me.

    Please, i dont want any reply that tell me that it is not a good idea, almost impossible or anything useless. Just how to do it or a link that tell me how.

    THanx in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sangnuit View Post
    Ok. i have this ccm mountain bike (a 18 speed, i dont know) that i all rusty. i would like to know how to convert the breaks to coaster / back pedal break with just one gear if possible so i wont have any break to change or speed handle that allways break on me.
    If your bike has horizontal dropouts, it's just a matter of installing a new rear wheel that has a coaster brake.

    Most coaster brake hubs are spaced at 110 mm, so you may nee to add some washer to fit it to a frame built for a derailer gear system.

    Quote Originally Posted by sangnuit View Post
    Please, i dont want any reply that tell me that it is not a good idea, almose impossible or anything useless. Just how to do it or a link that tell me how.
    So, you want us to lie to you?;-) If the bike has vertical dropouts there is no safe way to do this. There will be no way to regulate the chain tension.

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    You want to use brakes, as breaks usually end up in a crash.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Sheldon Brown:
    Thank you for you quick reply and safety advice too. I am new in thoses kind of thing and terms. Nice glossary by the way.

    DieselDan:
    of course, i will have front wheel brake just in case


    I want i solid, one-geared bike that will last for winter too and with less cable and mechanics as possible.

    I wonder though if i can find wheels that already got that brake (coasted brake) installed?
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    Try your LBS

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    Quote Originally Posted by sangnuit View Post
    Ok. i have this ccm mountain bike (a 18 speed, i dont know) that is all rusty. i would like to know how to convert the breaks to coaster / back pedal break with just one gear if possible so i wont have any break to change or speed handle that allways break on me.

    Please, i dont want any reply that tell me that it is not a good idea, almost impossible or anything useless. Just how to do it or a link that tell me how.

    THanx in advance.
    It is spelled b-r-a-k-e-s

    we aren't total spelling nazis here, but that word is an important one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sangnuit View Post
    Sheldon Brown:
    Thank you for you quick reply and safety advice too. I am new in thoses kind of thing and terms. Nice glossary by the way.

    DieselDan:
    of course, i will have front wheel brake just in case


    I want i solid, one-geared bike that will last for winter too and with less cable and mechanics as possible.

    I wonder though if i can find wheels that already got that brake (coasted brake) installed?
    Sure, any bike shop can supply this, it's a very normal item.

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