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Old 01-14-08, 02:27 PM   #1
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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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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.

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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.
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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.

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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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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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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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