coaster brakes?

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  1. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Do they allow variable pressure like with other kinds? If so, how does modulating compare to, say, typical v-brakes?
     

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    Yes, they modulate. It has been so many years since I rode with them that I can't compare to vees or any other modern brake.

    What got you going on this?
     
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    I read somewhere about an internal 3- or 7-spd hub that has a coaster brake. There's probably several.

    I'm putting together -- on paper at the moment -- a great commuter/utlility bike. Something with as many components internal/protected as possible. Combine internal shifting and braking with a hebie chainglider, I think that'd be pretty good.

    So you're saying they modulate, cool!

    Is there such a thing that's internal geared, coaster brake -and- dyno generator?
     
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    Thanks, I heard something about the Lime, but didn't look into it as I'd probably build my bike around the Surly LHT or Pugsley.
     
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    Asking for the hub dyno in the rear as well is overkill. The best dyno on the market right now is the Shimano alfine-level one. If you start putting ALL of the components in the rear hub you are just asking for trouble. Expect 10-15 watts of drag with a dyno.

    I've been running the Sram Inter3 hub all week, HARD and having some real fun with it. QBP just got a few into stock as well...
     
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    I'd like power for taillight and headlight, so I figured, one in each wheel? Or is the Alfine good enough to power both with a charge held long enough for extended stops?


    Sram Inter3... is that the one on my brain with coaster brake? I think you told me about it last week? sorry, too much eggnog, well, whiskey without the eggs anyway :)
     
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    IMO, A self powered taillight would work out better, specially an LED model, batteries last a long time in them anyways, as far as an internally geared coaster brake hub, there are more than acouple out there, like the sram3 nexus3 and others. I like your idea for a build, make sure to post pics if/when you do this
     
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    Thanks for the feedback Mike.

    as for rear light, I really like my Dinotte, but only get a couple hours from a charge.

    Good to know that there are several quality options.