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It took me a week to get used to the coaster brakes but now i mostly use them and the front for faster stops only. That way I don't wear out the front rim as much.
but removing the coaster brake would actually mean rebuilding the entire rear wheel with a single speed hub which would be easier to just build another wheel from scratch since at least if you want to go back to the coaster brake you have a choice. You can't just remove parts of the insides and magically make it a freewheel because the entire clutch mechanism works as a single drive/brake unit. removing any parts will probably damage the hub and make it unrideable.
Last edited by Azreal911; 05-13-14 at 12:14 PM.