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Anyone Have a Retrospec Harper Coaster Brake Model?

Old 09-05-23, 05:50 PM
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Anyone Have a Retrospec Harper Coaster Brake Model?

I'm wondering if anyone had one and what they thought.

Am I crazy for wanting one? I know they are have Hi-ten frames but I really like the simplicity of single-speed and the nostalgia of the coaster brake. Chattanooga is kinda hilly though so I'm concerned about that. Any one try one?
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It is an initially cheap bike with bottom end components, a gas pipe frame and a brake system that is impractical for much more than flat ground like at a beach. So if that appeals to you I guess go for it. There are other better single speeds out there yes they cost a little more initially but a good bike does cost a little more initially.
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