Re: New China bike just built! 700c Thruster walmart
I run a rear coaster and a front drum. I have a heavy duty rear wheel though. Its double walled steel, 12g spokes, and a Shimano clone coaster hub. I service it regularly, and this rim is almost 3 years old. I purchased it around Christmas of 2009. I don't advocate a coaster brake by itself, simply because they dont stop you quickly enough in the event of an emergency. But with a decent front brake, there is nothing wrong with running a coaster.