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    Can you easily make a coastie out of a fixie?

    I love the look of the Bianchi Pista Via Brera, but I don't think I'd like riding a fixie. Would it be a simple change to put on a freewheel single speed sprocket and replace the fixed gear?

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    yes
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    Thanks!

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    They're called "singlies" not "coasties".

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    I'm using "coasties" from now on
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    Get a brake!

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    a bmx freewheel will thread right on in place of the fixed gear and lock ring.
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    i was hoping for a coaster brake thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post
    i was hoping for a coaster brake thread.
    Me too! False advertising I say.

    But yes, it is very easy. Follow directions above.

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    me three..
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    serious question on the topic. if i have a fixed/fixed hub, can i put a freewheel on the other side safely? or are there not enough threads?

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    You have two fixed cogs? ..Different sizes? You'll have to remove one
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    Quote Originally Posted by plowmanjoe View Post
    serious question on the topic. if i have a fixed/fixed hub, can i put a freewheel on the other side safely? or are there not enough threads?
    Yes, there are plenty of threads.
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    i saw a pista concept with a coaster brake.

    major respect, bro.

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    as long as the frame is drilled for a rear brake, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cab chaser View Post
    as long as the frame is drilled for a rear brake, yes.
    Or you could install a cooooooaster brake.

    Seriously, I'm just determined to make this thread about coaster brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cab chaser View Post
    as long as the frame is drilled for a rear brake, yes.
    Or get a Keirin brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Yes, there are plenty of threads.
    there are plenty of threads, so long as you take off the cog first.

    Either way, it's worth trying fixed, you might like it.

    And for the record, I'm seriously digging, ' coastie.'

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    This is actually a pretty rad idea, maybe I will think about a ss coaster brake for my next build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post
    Or you could install a cooooooaster brake.

    Seriously, I'm just determined to make this thread about coaster brakes.
    Someone other than all of us cruiser riders dig coasties. Way cool.

    Slightly off topic, but still a coastie. I am very interested in this:

    http://www.bikecommuters.com/2010/09...nterbike-2010/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post
    Or you could install a cooooooaster brake.

    Seriously, I'm just determined to make this thread about coaster brakes.
    Again, this, +1.

    Seriously, there's NOTHING wrong with using a coaster brake IF you recognize what can go wrong and take precautions. In other words, just add a front brake: You know, just as you should have brakes on a fixed gear.

    All of these Kilo TT's, Leader 722s, Pistas etc., would be interesting platforms for coaster brakes. For that matter, as I mentioned above, this:

    http://www.torkerusa.com/bikes/commuter-life/2011-kb2-

    Discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudypyatt View Post

    All of these Kilo TT's, Leader 722s, Pistas etc., would be interesting platforms for coaster brakes. For that matter, as I mentioned above, this:

    http://www.torkerusa.com/bikes/commuter-life/2011-kb2-

    Discuss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjzoller View Post
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    Oh yeah, no question. I'm getting Bike Acquisition Syndrome over this one. Looks like 3G has something similar:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGcPg...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVvRRGe1ZfM

    I sense a trend here. Maybe two-speed "coasties" are about to supersede single-speed "fixies" on the city streets. Is there an "Urban Cycling" group that we should move this thread to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post
    This is actually a pretty rad idea, maybe I will think about a ss coaster brake for my next build.
    Try a Shimano E110. It works very well on cruisers (I have one on my Trek Classic), so it will definitely do the job on a much lighter bike like a Kilo TT.

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