Originally Posted by crazymike
I may go for a model with coaster brakes then so I can use the billet sprocket adapter and not mount to the spokes then. Was I right about not being able to use that type of adapter on a bike with gears?
Thanks for replying!
Welcome to the forum from Dallas.
The MM hub adapter comes in a couple of sizes. One for coaster brakes, and there's another one for 3 speed hubs.
If you're not going racing the stock wheels will be alright. One way to improve them a little without much cost is to have the stock wheel trued and all the spokes tightened. If you take it to a bike shop expect to pay about $18-25 a wheel. The rear wheel benefits the most.
It's a good idea to take the hub apart and grease it with synthetic grease. For the first few hundred miles keep a close eye on the bearing end play. The bearings will losen up a lot at first.
My bike only has a coaster brake, and I'm not having any problems, but I'm a very experienced rider.