Hi guys and gals.
I have a Speed-Uno that I would like to upgrade to a two gear bike. The bike gets dirty from salt/snow as well as sand and rain. Which hub (includes a coaster brake) would be more reliable? I read all the threads on adjusting the spring tension to achieve the proper gear change speed.
Which front sprocket would compliment the change as I will use the bikes on hills 25% of the time? (46T Kinetix?)
The purchase of a hub is a definite, the following are ideas that were pondered.
I would also like to add a front brake, but don't know where I can buy all the parts to make it work well.
Lastly, I contemplated upgrading to 451 wheels with road tires. Will the bike be quicker due to the lesser rolling resistance? I understand that the front brake will need to be changed or adjusted.
Thanks for all the good reading material.