Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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If the coaster wheel has a long enough axle, you can add 10mm in spacers on either side. If not you can replace the axle for small dollars then add the spacers, so it's fairly straightforward. A minor problem may be attaching the brake arm to the left chainstay since they'll be misaligned by about 10mm.
The biggest issue will be your frame. If you have vertical dropouts you have to seek a so-called magic gear combination, because you can't use a chain tensioner with a coaster brake wheel.
The bright side is that prebuilt 26x1.75 coaster brake wheels are relatively cheap, so it's just a matter of possibly a new axle, and some creative thinking.
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Last edited by FBinNY; 09-22-11 at 08:31 PM.