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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 10-01-10, 02:20 PM   #1
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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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Old 10-01-10, 02:21 PM   #2
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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!

(Does this need to be said?)
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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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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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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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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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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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Old 10-02-10, 06:37 AM   #17
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as long as the frame is drilled for a rear brake, yes.
Or get a Keirin brake.
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Old 10-02-10, 06:39 AM   #18
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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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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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Old 10-25-10, 05:21 PM   #22
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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-

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Old 10-25-10, 06:19 PM   #23
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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-

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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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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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