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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-17-03, 02:46 PM   #1
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SS with coaster brake?

Hey all,

I'm thinking of maybe using an old-school single-speed coaster brake hub on a 27" wheel for my road commuter. Any of you experienced SSers ever done this? I don't think I'd want to try one off road--too easy to accidently apply brake.

My LBS mech says I just need to use a clamp/bracket on the frame to attach the brake part of the hub to.

Any thoughts pro or con?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 06-17-03, 03:02 PM   #2
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Go for it. The only con I can think of might be your stopping distance may be increased a small bit, but you'll be able to lay down fat skids like a little kid, so that makes up for it

BTW, what's the MTB situation like in Roanoke? Are you able to live right next to good riding and be close to town? My wife and I are seriously considering moving there and I need to start identifying potential areas of town to live. I currently live 1 mile from the trail head and need that kind of convenience. We've been down a couple of times, but I only brought the fixed gear.
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Riderx,

Thanks for the thoughts. I would use the coaster wheel on the same frame as my fixed. Just another option to make ridin' what it ought to be--FUN!

Roanoke has some good trails. There's Carvin's Cove, with too many trails to mention. Explore Park has a few good trails too. Carvin's is accessible from the Salem side of town, and the Hollins College side of town. Explore is off the Blue Ridge Parkway, on the Vinton side of town. There are also some trails in the SW County (Cave Spring) side of town on Buck Mountain, but I've not ridden these. Roanoke itself is pretty rider friendly, but a few of its citizens (and motorists) have yet to learn that. ;-)
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