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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 07-20-08, 01:07 AM   #1
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a little help :]

I was curious if you could convert a free wheel hub into a coaster brake?
I am looking into a complete deep v wheel set with a flip flop hub in the rear wheel, im keen on coaster brakes, so i was told that I could convert the free wheel side into coaster brake.

just curious how I would do that & what parts i would need to order..

[want to find out before i drop the cash for the wheel set, i dont want to have to switch out the hubs, would rather build it custom if i was gonna have to in the end]


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Old 07-20-08, 01:15 AM   #2
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Coaster brakes have unique parts internally that allow them to lock up. I believe you could go from coaster to freewheel with mild hacking, but not the other way around.
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Old 07-20-08, 01:17 AM   #3
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you know, thats what I was thinking..
I have a coaster brake road bike now.. and I thought he was blowing hot air when he was talking about that...
I know I'm a chick [who is only a couple years into single speeds] but i was questioning his reasoning.

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