Bikes with Coaster Brakes - recommendations?

ni
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Bikes with Coaster Brakes - recommendations?

Postby ni » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:27 pm

Hi,

Can anyone recommend any good/reputable brand/model of mens bikes that come with coaster brakes?
Looking online, it seems to be hard to find mens bikes (not ladies or kids) fitted with rear pedal brakes in Australia.

(no "why would you want coaster brakes?" "but gears are better" "coaster brakes are for kids" replies, please)

Thanks!

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Re: Bikes with Coaster Brakes - recommendations?

Postby Kronos » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:11 pm

I still have to ask why? There hasn't been a bike I've rode with coaster breaks for more than 20 years. Shimano still makes them but I'm struggling to find a reason why you would want them.

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Re: Bikes with Coaster Brakes - recommendations?

Postby baabaa » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:43 pm

Ikea bike in the 28inch and with the 2 speed hub ( could be the sram automatix ?)
Not cheap but go the front and rear racks and you are good for the next 10 years.
http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/produ ... #/40339768

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Re: Bikes with Coaster Brakes - recommendations?

Postby find_bruce » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:52 pm

Is there a market niche that hasn't been filled ? Plenty out there using the shimano 3 speed hub.

Lekker Sportief Mens

Creme CafeRacer Uno Mens Bike 2017

If you want cheap, but a cheap single speed , eg reid downtown, sell the rear brake & buy a wheel with a coaster hub

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Re: Bikes with Coaster Brakes - recommendations?

Postby redsonic » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:22 am

Electra make quite a few cruiser style bikes with coaster brakes.
Also consider Gazelle

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Re: Bikes with Coaster Brakes - recommendations?

Postby koshari » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:41 am

as FB said, get one of the hundreds of fixies around and simply swap or lace a coaster hub in it. they are niche bikes, i have one, an old repco. i also have a coaster 20" wheel from an old school bmx that now has freewheeling skyways on it.
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Re: Bikes with Coaster Brakes - recommendations?

Postby Thoglette » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:19 pm

Why mod a Reid bike when they do coaster bikes already? e.g. Ladie's Cruiser They also did a men's called the Coaster. While it's not in the current range they'll probably be in your local classifieds
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