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Se draft coaster

Postby the grid » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:25 am

Hi I really would love this bike for shorter commutes. I was wondering if you removed the front brake whether it would still be pretty safe to ride with the coaster brake alone? I guess there are plenty of people riding fixed with no lever brakes.
http://www.sebikes.com/2012_draftcoasterbrake.php
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby Oxford » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:31 am

it doesn't appear to have a front brake, so that should answer your question.

how much is it out of interest? I like it for its simplicity.
I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby the grid » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:37 am

Sorry is sold in Australia with front brake
$349 RRP Goldcross.
Would look sweet with no front brake
I guess if you dropped the chain ...... might need the front brake
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby Oxford » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:57 am

Yes, probably needs the front brake for compliance in Aus. hmm, for $349, I reckon that's not bad. front brake, no front brake, double redundancy suggests that we should always have a backup in case of failure. I have had situations on the fixie when commuting where the chain snapped and a couple of times it threw itself off. if I didn't have the front brake then who knows what would have happened. shame as I think it would spoil an otherwise very nice looking bike. if I am able to ride a bike again, I reckon this would be a nice bike for cruising around.
I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby the grid » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:04 am

Well ordered one for my Xmas present oops n+1 has been reached...
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:27 am

Thats pretty expensive for a gaspipe hiten frame with lowend components.
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby the grid » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:32 am

Yeah but the seat has a bottle opener built in ...that must be at least worh $5.50

PS my gas pipes are copper?
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:43 am

For the same coin, I,ve seen cromo mongoose on BE. Drafts for as low as $249 a while back.

Edit, it was draft lite that I saw that price,at clearance time last year.
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby the grid » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:04 am

Mongoose Maurice is better spec but IMO ugly bike ....
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby Oxford » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:08 am

there'll always be something better somewhere else and you'll always find out about it, 5 seconds after you've committed to what seems like a good buy at the time. that's life.
I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby tallywhacker » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:20 am

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Thats pretty expensive for a gaspipe hiten frame with lowend components.

wait until you see the price of the girlie jeans that go with it.
bike shops could make a fortune if they do the complete hipster package - bike, jeans, tshirt, glasses, bag
Ever since the vasectomy...I mostly ride fixed.
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby the grid » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:14 am

Um just buying the bike for riding not a fashion statement. The simplicity is the attraction ... don't live in the big smoke so don't need to worry about being hip.
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby munga » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:17 pm

... moustache wax.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby munga » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:34 pm

i reckon you'll be fine without a front brake.
just remember to check it all over in a month or so.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:17 pm

the grid wrote:Um just buying the bike for riding not a fashion statement. The simplicity is the attraction ... don't live in the big smoke so don't need to worry about being hip.


Total respect!!
Enjoy your new bottle opener with bonus bike attachment

munga wrote:i reckon you'll be fine without a front brake.
just remember to check it all over in a month or so.


Hell yeah, FWIW , I ride brakeless fixed now, and rode many years of my child hood with a rear coaster only. Lose a chain in either permutation and you just stick ya foot between the seat tube and rear wheel and sacrifice a shoe sole in the name of braking.
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby the grid » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:07 pm

Ok did n+1
Ditched the FB, reflectors and bell
feels like riding naked its so barebones
Its currently hiding in the garage awaiting discovery by Mrs Grid..................
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby the grid » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:41 am

1st week report
Frame a bit short for me so may change to bullhorns
Coaster brake can be touchy and lock up at speed ? needs a bit of use.
Otherwise quite good fun.
I have been riding about 18k return to the beach and loving the simplicity
Also seem to get a better workout then geared bike.
I sat watching the surf this morning then rode about 3k toward home feeling great then realised it was because I'd left my helmet on the park bench doh!
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby hazmat5765 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:51 am

the grid wrote:I sat watching the surf this morning then rode about 3k toward home feeling great then realised it was because I'd left my helmet on the park bench doh!

I've done that mate, by the way the bike looks good.
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby brasstinman » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:36 pm

I remember posting on a site about 2 years ago that coaster brake bikes would be the next thing due to their simplicity and they're just bloody good fun to ride. I remember always stealing my sisters BMX because it had a coaster brake and I do the best slide outs with it. Her BMX was something dad restored for her and was metallic dark green. Not pink in case you thought I rode around on a pink bike with tassels and spokey doks or what ever they were called :)
I read an article on this model on urbanvelo. Good to see that the manufacturers are getting into coaster brake bikes.

I can't see why you can't ride without a front brake with a coaster rear, how many of us used to ride around as kids with that same setup and I never had a drama with it.
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby spinyeel » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:29 pm

Looks like a nice simple bicycle. :D As for coaster brakes.What do you hit the brake pedal with to stop a Semi-trailer??? :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby the grid » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:31 pm

Yeah it is fun to ride and skid though its very touchy at times. I actually re-installed the front brake for use on bike paths when you need more subtle braking. I am not sure if coaster brakes can be adjusted at all to reduce the sensitivity.
Its also a bugger at intersections when you can't back pedal to get the pedal in the right position to take off.
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Re: Se draft coaster

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:54 pm

the grid wrote: I actually re-installed the front brake . .


Time to ditch the coaster, man up and go fixed.
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