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Originally Posted by BlastRadius
Coaster brake? I'd imagine the backward pressure from coaster brakes would do the same exploding.
If you meant SS freewheel then that seems OK.
The faq says it works well with coaster brakes, but not fixes.
It sort of makes sense, because the maximum backpressure on a coaster brake is your body weight, compared to your body weight plus the force of your forward momentum (until the skid starts) on a fixed. That would be a lot more, depending on tires, dry road, weight transfer, etc.
Could also have something to do with coasters only back pedaling 1/4 to 1/3 rotation.
I don't know, man, I'm just telling you what the thing says.
Last edited by lz4005; 12-31-04 at 08:10 PM.