Re: Don't like coaster brakes?
i wanted to do the front coaster because i build old timey cruisers, and i hate rim brakes. drum brakes are what i like best, but the good ones are about 90 bucks. i was also going for the "cool factor," because only a handful of people have done it.
and how am i getting that kind of force from a hand lever, you ask?
it's not the force i need, it's the leverage. a coaster brake has too much travel for the average lever to handle, so i'm either thinking linkages to step it up, or junk the whole idea.