So, that rental I got the other day is back in the shop. It served its purpose, and got me feeling more comfortable on a bike, at least enough to pull the trigger. The shop has this gorgeous bike, a United brand Lagoon Gent model, except the one at the shop has a small front rack, and a nice full-sized rear rack on it.
The thing is, some factors have me slightly hesitant. The first is that it's single speed. Now, honestly, this isn't a HUGE deal, it's more of a "What if?" factor, so I can move past that. The other is that it only has coaster brakes, and with the stuff on the bike, they said they couldn't fit a front brake on there.
So...What do you guys think? I'm not going to get another deal like this($205 before taxes) on anything actually decent(It's a single-speed, steel-framed cruiser, there's not much room to mess it up ) that already has the fenders and racks I wanted, and is brand new, anytime soon. But I don't really like the feeling of coaster brakes.
So, should I get over my problems with coasters, find a way to get a front brake on there, or just pass on the bike entirely? Thanks, guys.