abba12 wrote:The bike comes with hand breaks, I believe rear and front, which I'd keep attached for emergencies. I wouldn't ride without a backup brake, I had one bike as a kid with a loose chain that would come off at random intervals, that's the big downside of coaster brakes, when something goes wrong, it's gone completely.
abba12 wrote:So I'm wondering how I would go about retrofitting coaster brakes to a new bike. Ive seen online that it can be done, but I don't know if it can be done to all bikes, or just certain ones, or where I would find the parts. I got the impression it could only be done successfully with single speed bikes, which I prefer anyway. I'm looking at this bike
http://www.bigw.com.au/sports-leisure/b ... eller-bike
roshea wrote:I'd like to suggest that, ESPECIALLY for a non-enthusiast, it's not a great idea to buy a bike from a department store.
roshea wrote:- this one is similar to the one you linked, comes from a bike shop and has the option of a coaster brake for $250:
http://www.reidcycles.com.au/bicycles/l ... speed.html
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