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Old 01-16-12, 01:51 PM
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Hubs and Axle sizes

Hello,
Im working on a restoration project and the OG rims are shot. Im looking at purchasing some new rims but I'm having a hard time tracking down some 20" rims with a coaster brake.

So my question is: Can I use the OG Axles w/Coaster brake on a different set of rims and hubs? What do I need to know/match up to do this?

Thanks!
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I'm not sure whether you have a technical problem or a terminology problem. Unlike with cars, in the bike world, "rim" refers to the actual rim, or the hoop of metal between the tire and spokes. "Wheel" refers to the entire unit including hub, spokes and rim, with or without the tire depending on the context.

20" coaster brake wheels are very common, but if searching for 20" coaster brake rims you're unlikely to find them.

I don't know what OG means so I can't answer the second question.
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Sorry. "OG" is Original. To rephrase my original question, My original wheels are shot. And I think I my have answered my own question. I dont believe you can install a coaster brake onto any wheel. The coaster brake is directly related to the hub and not the axel. Correct?

IE: Coaster brake bikes have a totally different hub than a free wheel bike?
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I dont believe you can install a coaster brake onto any wheel. The coaster brake is directly related to the hub and not the axel. Correct?
For your purposes it's correct. You're looking for a complete wheel, which will also include the axle. It will also include the reaction arm which attaches on the left, and most likely the drive sprocket.

Search for 20" wheel and you'll find a large number of choices.
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There are several providers online of "hand built basic and replacement bicycle wheels" who can build you a coaster brake hub in single-wall and double-wall 20 x 1.50 and 20 x 1.75 rims.

They're just a Google search away...

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Yeah thanks. I did some searching but Im looking for something used, with character...
I appreciate the responses!
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Yeah thanks. I did some searching but Im looking for something used, with character...
I appreciate the responses!
You came in wanting something "new"...

When I provide you the exact search term need to solve your need, you duck with a "used" statement.

I call TROLL.

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Alright Alright.
In all seriousness you guys did offer help. No TROLLING!

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