Re: Firmstrong (ha) first ride
Thanks, folks! I just received Manic Mechanic's elegant and well designed drive adapter. I'm certain this is the answer for anyone with a fondness for coaster brakes. To any newbie using the rag joint...please reconsider. It's superior to trashing a wheel, then $pending for it and a wheel.. I intend to rely heavily on the disk front brake, since my Ducati motorcycle habits make the rear brake a mere accessory.
BTW, props to Pedal Pushing Bicycles in San Diego for locating my new wheels. If you live nearby, Dan is a wonderful fellow and I've had years of experience with his shop for building landsailers, kite buggies and restoring obscure old bicycles. A fine shop for new and used stuff!