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    single speed w/ coaster?

    Is there anyone out there rocking this? My new wheel is in the mail. Any tips, recommendations, suggestions for riding?
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    Get a vredestein and do some powerslides!

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    at the risk of angering the people who deserve it, i suggest a front brake. it'll stop you much faster and might come in handy if the coaster hub malfunctions.

    i also suggest you sign up for www.dcfixed.com and come hang out. we don't care whether you ride fixed or not.

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    You mean like a single speed road bike, mountain bike, or 99% of all BMX's? Or do you mean like a coaster brake?

    If it's the former then my only advice is to ride it more then you normally would...because they're fun, and for the latter I recommend the same.

    enjoy

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    Thats all I ride right now.
    I love it. You might want to add a front brake if you
    ride steep hills cuz as fun as skidding is it doesnt get you
    slowed down that quickly.
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    Love them.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofopotomus View Post
    You mean like a single speed road bike, mountain bike, or 99% of all BMX's? Or do you mean like a coaster brake?
    A SS road bike. i am putting a coaster on it
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    I just swapped the back wheel from my wife's bike to a coaster brake. She loves it.

    It's a 700c wheel, so she can still swap back to fixed if she wants...although it doesn't look like she will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shmee40 View Post
    Is there anyone out there rocking this? My new wheel is in the mail. Any tips, recommendations, suggestions for riding?
    which coaster hub did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dueL_ View Post
    I just swapped the back wheel from my wife's bike to a coaster brake. She loves it.

    It's a 700c wheel, so she can still swap back to fixed if she wants...although it doesn't look like she will.
    where'd you pick up the 700c coaster brake wheel?
    "Keep a positive attitude... Ignore the horror of it all!"

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    this is the wheelset: http://www.nycbikes.com/item.php?item_id=618

    it is perfect bc it matches my all red ss
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    Thats pretty cool except for the quick release front hub.
    Someone gonna steal yo junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    Thats pretty cool except for the quick release front hub.
    Someone gonna steal yo junk.
    i am sure i can "engineer" a bolt-on
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    Quote Originally Posted by sorsha6 View Post
    where'd you pick up the 700c coaster brake wheel?
    locally from NYC Bikes...link above a couple of posts. Unfortunately, they came as a set w/ a front wheel that we didn't need. We didn't end up paying that price in the end, but it was close.

    I've taken a few short rides around the block on the bike and it took some time for me to get used to the coaster brake...I think it's been at least 25+ years since I've been on a bike with one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dueL_ View Post
    I just swapped the back wheel from my wife's bike to a coaster brake. She loves it.

    It's a 700c wheel, so she can still swap back to fixed if she wants...although it doesn't look like she will.
    I did the same for the friend at work - tt frame with track ends and bent seat tube, shamal front and coaster rear wheel - it does have a front brake, tho. This bike is fun but I find it harder to push the same gearing I normally use, rear wheel weighs a ton.

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    You can only stop as fast as the amount of rubber in contact with the road, so you might want to put the widest tire you can safely get onto the rim, if you want to use the rear wheel for more than just scrubbing off speed.

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    what's the spacing on the nyc bikes hubs? easy to install? (I haven't dealt with a coaster brake since I was 6 or so) too bad they won't just sell a rear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sorsha6 View Post
    too bad they won't just sell a rear...
    actually they said they will when i called them. also, check out their affiliates. i saved the shipping cost by using Oasis bikes in Fairfax, VA. going to pick it up tomorrow.
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    "On 8/16/07, Jessica <jessica@nycbikes.com> wrote:
    Hi Sean,

    These are good quality hubs and the model number is CBE110. They are sold as a wheelset on the site, but we'd sell the rear wheel alone for $90. Hope that helps.

    Regards,

    Jessica
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    ^^^^ the only trouble I see with the Coaster is that CB110
    comes standard with a 20 toofer(pretty sure ?) and replacements
    are not real easy to find. If you like to play with gear ratios you will have
    to do it with the chainring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmee40 View Post
    "On 8/16/07, Jessica <jessica@nycbikes.com> wrote:
    Hi Sean,

    These are good quality hubs and the model number is CBE110. They are sold as a wheelset on the site, but we'd sell the rear wheel alone for $90. Hope that helps.

    Regards,

    Jessica
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    argh!

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    i actually have a black deep v being built with a shimano coaster hub. it'll actually be done today... i cant wait to try it out.

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    The Shimano E-110 comes with an 18 cog.

    The coaster brake revolution. Feel it.
    Ride lots, have fun, skid often!

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    Coasters Ftw!!!!

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    front brake with coaster rear ftw!

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