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Old 11-24-16, 10:57 AM
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Coaster Brake on a Road Bike?

Is this a new trend or a usual setup?...

56cm Raleigh Coaster Road Bike
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Old 11-24-16, 11:25 AM
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it's not going to stop very well - I'd add a front brake - because of weight transfer during braking, front brakes do most of the work.
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Old 11-24-16, 01:03 PM
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Did someone say coaster brake? How about a track bike beach cruiser hybrid?

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Old 11-24-16, 01:14 PM
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It's mainly for the guys wanting (most of) the styling from a brakeless fixie, but also want a bit better braking than skidding.
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Old 11-24-16, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by dabac View Post
It's mainly for the guys wanting (most of) the styling from a brakeless fixie, but also want a bit better braking than skidding.
A lot better than skidding and infinitely better for coasting.
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Old 11-24-16, 02:43 PM
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Looks like a trend!
Nice bike SquidPuppet.
I see the need for a roadie coaster brake bike thread.
Now, add a two speed kickback.
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Sturmey Archer sun race has Promoted their S1C as the Adult Coaster Brake & even anodizes it in 4 colors.. + silver .

Sturmey-Archer | S1C Silver

Personally I dont live in a broad flat area, though there is one near by, next town to the west .





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For me it was an itch that wouldn't go away for years. I had to eventually build one. At least I got the frameset, crankset, and stem for free.



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Real manly men ride wide tires with coaster brake NOT a light weight skinny tired bicycle.
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Real men and women can have and enjoy all kinds of bikes... And be manly or girly on any of them!

More coaster brakes please...
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I had one for a while. Was fun for what it was.

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Because BIG old Chicago steel bikes rule for riding wheelies! And so do fat slicks.







They also rule if you want o wear a tweed jacket and go fox hunting on a bike.



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^ I will allow the gumwall tires on that last bike. Perfect match, and they belong on that bike.
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^ I will allow the gumwall tires on that last bike. Perfect match, and they belong on that bike.

Thank you Sir.
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Fixies/SS bikes are so 2008. You need to jump on the gravel bike, dick brake, fatty fat tire bjke craze. You are so uncool. You do have a shaved head, full beard with neck beard right?
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Fixies/SS bikes are so 2008. You need to jump on the gravel bike, dick brake, fatty fat tire bjke craze. You are so uncool. You do have a shaved head, full beard with neck beard right?

Been riding single speeds with coaster brakes since 1963. My simple preference. Trends come and go.

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Originally Posted by bulldog1935 View Post
it's not going to stop very well - I'd add a front brake - because of weight transfer during braking, front brakes do most of the work.
Oh pooh; millions of bikes out there with just coaster brakes and they stop just fine...
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Oh pooh; millions of bikes out there with just coaster brakes and they stop just fine...
Coaster brake bikes are the safest in the world...they don't fast enough to hurt yourself.

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Coaster brake bikes are the safest in the world...they don't fast enough to hurt yourself.

True.
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Fixies/SS bikes are so 2008. You need to jump on the gravel bike, dick brake, fatty fat tire bjke craze. You are so uncool. You do have a shaved head, full beard with neck beard right?
Currently have:

Fixed gear track bike
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Carbon endurance road bike
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Had a fat bike but traded it for the SS 29'er.
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Coaster brake bikes are the safest in the world...they don't [stop?] fast enough to hurt yourself.
Did I complete your statement correctly?

And if I did, please tell me you are being sarcastic.
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Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
Oh pooh; millions of bikes out there with just coaster brakes and they stop just fine...
Originally Posted by Meathorse View Post
Coaster brake bikes are the safest in the world...they don't fast enough to hurt yourself.
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Did I complete your statement correctly?

And if I did, please tell me you are being sarcastic.


How about.....Coaster brake bikes are the safest in the world...they don't GO fast enough to hurt yourself.
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How about.....Coaster brake bikes are the safest in the world...they don't GO fast enough to hurt yourself.
It's not the bike, it's the motor. Pedal harder.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
It's not the bike, it's the motor. Pedal harder.
Ditto. I could get going pretty fast on some of the bikes posted here. I'd be hesistant to go that fast with any sort of traffic around if my only way of stopping was a coaster brake.
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Originally Posted by joejack951 View Post
Ditto. I could get going pretty fast on some of the bikes posted here. I'd be hesistant to go that fast with any sort of traffic around if my only way of stopping was a coaster brake.

^^^This is what I've found.

My coaster brake only bike will handle virtually all braking situations safely, save for the rare true emergency situation. Because of this I have never commuted to work on it. Still, the bike has it's place and is plenty fun (and safe) as is... even if that means I occasionally need to exercise a little more prudence regarding how or where I ride it.

I have bikes with proper front and rear brakes for riding in busy traffic where the chance of needing to make a quick emergency type stop is more likely.
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