Thatdirtykid wrote:Finding a decent 3 speed coaster hub laced to a decent rim is pretty tough. Not nearly as tough as finding one laced to a decent 700c rim. We were looking for one for my wife for a while and ended up buying a bike with one (8speed) for 700$ and selling off a couple of our bikes. Be careful with what you buy for the rear wheel, most of the ones I found were more geared toward 3 speed cruisers and were not remotely tough wheels.
Thatdirtykid wrote: Have you thought about the surly 1x1?
But it's really not the kind of bike that's meant for either an internal hub or coaster brakes.
marmoset wrote:I like the looks of these:
cmlasley wrote:marmoset wrote:I like the looks of these:
cmlasley wrote:I ended up buying this Surly 1x1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11367015@N05/sets/72157622894155986/with/4105551939/ from this guy on eBay, already built. It has 650b wheels, for which it will be a pain to find rims, tubes, and tires locally. I really like them, though - much more than my last bike with 26s.
As I can afford, I plan to build a new rear wheel set with an internal gear hub (I wish I could afford a Rohloff, but I'll probably end up with a Shimano or Schram, depending on what is available), swap to some balloon tires in a more road-friendly pattern, and fender it up. I'll put new bars on it pretty soon here, and then ride the crap out of it.
Two weeks in to my new life as a bicycle commuter, I'm loving it.
uNicedmeMan wrote:I've been meaning to say, I really like that rig.
Be sure to take pictures along the way of modification.
Pictures to come, maybe my 2000th post!
discspeed wrote:We're not owls
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