A good friend and riding buddy recently purchase a bike with the Shimano Nexus 8 internal hub with built-in coaster brake. He lent me the bike so I could commute for the morning and I kept having the following problem (used to a standard 24 speed).
Every time I had to stop because of traffic/stoplight/etc, and the pedals weren't in the ideal position to start, I had to either push the bike by foot or get off and turn the pedals. Is there any trick in commuting with a coaster brake? I know this might sound stupid, but it became more than just annoying when I had cars behind me waiting for me to start off!
I did read in the forum that you can disable the coaster brake, but before I suggest that to my buddy, I would like some input from you guys!