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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.
Thanks in advance
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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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.
... moustache wax.
i reckon you'll be fine without a front brake.
just remember to check it all over in a month or so.
Enjoy your new bottle opener with bonus bike attachment
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.
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!
I've done that mate, by the way the bike looks good.
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.
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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