Re: Coaster brake danger!
I was surprised to hear about Norm's failure... I was on a different route home that afternoon.
My brake's issue was more of the same that I've had before (cheap HI STOP junk's brake shoes gouging the iron drum inside the hub) so I bought a Japanese-made Shimano coaster brake rear wheel.
Now all I need is the proper-sized rag joint; I misplaced my original rag joint then ordered another which wound up being a much larger bolt circle and basically unusable without mucho modification.