Re: An Intro and a First Build
For a first build, that's pretty advanced. Nice bike. I am sorry to hear that you don't have much faith in the Fito. Does that frame feel weak or 'shaky' to you?
As far as the rear hub is concerned, I'm not familiar with that model. But it does seem as though some pretty cheap hubs can be made to last with some care. I'd recommend cleaning and regreasing seasonally. 4 times a year, in other words.
To take as much stress as possible off of it you could consider adding rim brakes front and rear. That's what I've done. With the coaster plus two rims I have all the stopping power I want without 'cranking down' on any one brake enough to worry me.