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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 12-09-07, 01:47 PM   #1
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Sturmey Archer SS Coaster Brake

Has anyone used the new Strumey Archer single speed coaster brake?

http://elitecycling.biz/page.cfm?Pag...ils&sku=HU2211

(Other folks have this hub too, as wells as QBP, so the above it is not an endorsement, just an example)

Is it better quality than the KT/Shimano CB hub? Is it a cone clutch like the KT, or a roller clutch like a Sachs/Velosteel, or other mechanism?

I would love to fit an SS CB on my bike, I just cannot abide the drag while pedaling the KT style hub. After all on the joys of SS is efficiency.

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Old 12-09-07, 06:58 PM   #2
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a friend of mine just bilt up a beeter/go to the bar bike and put one on there. the drag isnt so bad, i spun the wheel while he had it upside down in the kitchen, and it cruised for a bit. As far as the clutch inside and all that i couldnt tell ya
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