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Old 07-23-2010, 12:08 AM
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Default Re: Don't like coaster brakes?

Originally Posted by CoastalCruiser View Post
Actually if you want an easier pedalling bike, then either get a SMALLER wheel sprocket or a LARGER chainwheel or both as I did. 46/17 yields a MUCH better ration than 44/18. 2.7 vs 2.4. Yeah it's not as fast, but it's alot easier going uphill or against the wind.
I'm running a 36/16.....not sure of the ratio, but who care's? And for the coaster brake front wheels, how's your Dentist bill? I see faceplant written all over that set-up....seriously! Just sayin', of course.

Coaster brakes just don't modulate smoothly or predictably....why bother?
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Last edited by scotto-; 07-23-2010 at 01:27 PM. Reason: why bother
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