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Old 09-18-2010, 07:56 AM
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Default Re: Winter Projects: Rear Drum Brake

I'm not sure that it is doable. The sprockets will not fit a drum hub or Nexus roller brake without some custom machining. (Manic Mechanic may do it)
Adding a rear disk might be easier. The Tophat adaptor allows you to attach a disk rotor and drive sprocket to your rear wheel (six bolt disk hub). An A2Z adaptor will allow you to mount a disk caliper to most frames (I have one on my pedal powered mountain bike). Venice sells caliper mounts and so does
IMHO, it is better to put your money into a drum or disk brake on the front. Coaster or rim brakes are adequate on the rear wheel if you have a good brake on the front wheel. It is far more expensive and problematic to put a disk or drum on the rear than the front.
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