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Old 03-27-11, 11:00 AM
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Single Speed Coaster Brake Options?

I wanted to get a wheel built with a single speed coaster brake. I asked the mechanic to use a Sturmey Archer hub, which I could have sworn existed even as recently as several months ago. But he tells me there is no SA single speed coaster hub listed in any of the dealer catalogs. Does anybody know what happened? Did they recently discontinue it or was I delusional in imagining it existed? Is Shimano really the only option for a single speed coasterbrake hub nowadays?..

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Old 03-27-11, 11:11 AM
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I recommend the VeloSteel hub:

https://cgi.ebay.com/Velosteel-coaste...#ht_988wt_1129

I built one into some 597mm/EA1 rims a while back and ran them on my old Claud Butler.

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how about a 2 speed kickback with a Coaster Brake?


Sturmey makes those.
https://www.amazon.com/Sturmey-Archer.../dp/B0041X814O
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Old 03-27-11, 11:22 AM
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I would choose the Velosteel myself because I like the way it looks and I've read nothing but good things about it.
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Old 03-27-11, 11:29 AM
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Thanks for pointing me to the Velosteel hub, that might be just the ticket!
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I almost forgot the obligatory pic!



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Nice! I went ahead and bought the hub; will let you know how it goes - thanks again!
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Nice! I went ahead and bought the hub; will let you know how it goes - thanks again!
And will you keep us in suspense wondering which bike project it'll go on?!

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Old 03-27-11, 05:08 PM
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Truss frame : )
Still up in the air, but I am 90% certain it's happening. I have some spare rear wheels and rims and I had this idea that I'd turn one into a fixed wheel and the other into coaster (to avoid drilling for a rear brake).
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More on the Velosteel (although not everything that's said about other makers hubs is accurate).
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+1 for Velosteel.

In Colombia they are standard equipment for workbikes. They are rather inexpensive, usually under 25 USD hub + cog.

What driver style did you get? There is your ordinary driver that works with the usual coaster brake/3 speed cogs; but there is also a version that is threaded for an ISO track cog and lockring. Reputedly, this second version lasts significantly longer due to the sprocket being screwed on.

https://yarchive.net/bike/torpedo_hubs.html
Here is some information on the (spiritual?) predecessor of Velosteel (formerly Favorit) coaster brakes.
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More on the Velosteel (although not everything that's said about other makers hubs is accurate).
Which part is inaccurate?
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