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    rear brake conversion

    hi my names Justin. new to this site, hoping to find some help. I have just reacently bought a bike with a 3 speed nexus equiped with a coaster brake. im trying to find out if its possible to convert to a nexus 8 with the roller brake? thanks for any usabe info.

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    Yes it's probably possible by switching out the rear wheel and shift lever. It won't be cheap, but it can be done.
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    well my thought were to buy the nexus 8 with roller brake and the shifter that matches, but the bike has a coaster brake now. do you know if things will just bolt up. i called nexus and they said it wont.

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    Probably not. The 8-speed hub is wider then the 3-speed and you may need a new frame.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

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    ok thanks for the help

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