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    First Fixed

    I picked up a Schwinn Le Tour frame (Has fork and BB). I have converted a couple mountain bikes to single speed but this is a road bike and I'd like coaster brakes. Ill need new wheels regardless so if anyone can't point me to a wheelset for a coaster brake set up I'd appreciate it, thanks.
    Edit: ill still have a front brake
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    First Fixed

    I found this while searching the webz...
    Sun/Shimano CR18 Wheel Set 700c Silver
    http://amzn.com/B0047IL758
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    I found this while searching the webz...
    Sun/Shimano CR18 Wheel Set 700c Silver
    http://amzn.com/B0047IL758
    What does that wheelset have to do with either single speed or coaster brakes?
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    First Fixed

    Good question, correct me if I'm wrong. You read the title to this thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    Good question, correct me if I'm wrong. You read the title to this thread?
    The coaster brake is actually a specific type of wheel hub that allows freewheeling and braking. What you linked to was not that. You'll want something like this...
    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...efuvokqr329d80
    It says the set on there is sold out (hence my link to a single rear wheel). I'm sure you can contact them for more info, or find a similar product elsewhere.

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    Thanks for the info...I'm curious if its any more of a hassle to just get an extra brake vs going coaster. Since I have to buy wheels no matter what. Also, I want to get rims that can take a more meaty tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    You read the title to this thread?
    Yes, I did.

    Did you do ANY research on your own, or do you expect everything to be spoon fed to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    Thanks for the info...I'm curious if its any more of a hassle to just get an extra brake vs going coaster. Since I have to buy wheels no matter what. Also, I want to get rims that can take a more meaty tire.
    What kind of riding do you intend on doing with the bike? Telling us how you intend on using it can greatly help in the suggestive process.
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    OP, do you know what "fixed-gear" means? It seems like you have some confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregjones View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    You read the title to this thread?
    Yes, I did.

    Did you do ANY research on your own, or do you expect everything to be spoon fed to you?
    I like spooning so yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    OP, do you know what "fixed-gear" means? It seems like you have some confusion.
    Just point me in the right direction no need to be a know it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThimbleSmash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    Thanks for the info...I'm curious if its any more of a hassle to just get an extra brake vs going coaster. Since I have to buy wheels no matter what. Also, I want to get rims that can take a more meaty tire.
    What kind of riding do you intend on doing with the bike? Telling us how you intend on using it can greatly help in the suggestive process.
    I plan to ride from gravel to paved road, maybe some dirt roads out in the farming areas.
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    I wasn't trying to be a know-it-all. It was a sincere question. You put "first fixed" as the title, which suggested that you were getting your first fixed-gear bike. Great. I love them. Then your post talks about a coaster brake. These two things are incompatible, which is why I asked. It may be that you don't want a coaster brake at all but really want to have a fixed-gear bike, but we can't tell.

    Maybe you should read this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    I wasn't trying to be a know-it-all. It was a sincere question. You put "first fixed" as the title, which suggested that you were getting your first fixed-gear bike. Great. I love them. Then your post talks about a coaster brake. These two things are incompatible, which is why I asked. It may be that you don't want a coaster brake at all but really want to have a fixed-gear bike, but we can't tell.

    Maybe you should read this.
    Ok cool my bad! I don't get by idiots join up on social forums like this and immediately go into defense mode with a reply. I am cluesless obviously but if I'm in the wrong area just tell me and I'll move on.
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