Tag Archives: coaster brake

Review of my Shimano Nexus 3-speed & coaster brake hub

I have had this new hub and wheels on my Speedwell now for about 3 months, I wrote about it here. I had a few cable problems which I wrote about here. At first it appeared that the problem was … Continue reading

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Upgrading my Speedwell (circa 1955): Ride report

I have had a few rides on my Speedwell since it was upgraded with a Shimano Nexus 3 speed hub with coaster brake, hybrid alloy wheels and Michelin Tracker reflective tyres, and I have to say that it is a … Continue reading

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Dismounting using a back pedal brake, or coaster brake

I find when I have to dismount from my Speedwell whilst travelling downhill that the low stepthrough frame allows me to easily hop off while braking, by simply stepping through the low frame onto the same side as I have … Continue reading

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Riding the Speedwell

Even getting onto the Speedwell to ride it is easier than getting onto my more modern bike. The lower step through makes mounting it much easier and I often find myself lifting my leg much higher than I need to … Continue reading

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