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comment Are slick tires worth it for commuting?
@RoboKaren I meant that the Scwalbes I was using were commuter-friendly MTBish tyres, knobbled on the edges but smooth in the middle of the tread. The Fat Boys are totally slick.
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comment What should my first adult bike have?
+1 Edinburgh Bike Coop is brilliant.
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comment How to set up bike so that back-pedalling stops the rear wheel?
I remember the Strika braking was immediate hence the skid. Do adult coaster brake setups allow more gradual braking? I'd imagine the rapidity of the back-pedal brake could pose some problems e.g. in traffic.
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comment How to set up bike so that back-pedalling stops the rear wheel?
Yes I noticed when I was Googling myself into a nostalgic frenzy that the (post-1980?) Strikas seemed to have front & rear brake levers. A great shame imho.
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comment How to set up bike so that back-pedalling stops the rear wheel?
Thanks very much for the detailed answer. My memories of my Strika are very happy ones. I think I'm going to do as you suggest and buy an old frame and see if I can do the mods myself. Are there any brands of bike/frame and hub you could suggest as a starting point?
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comment How to set up bike so that back-pedalling stops the rear wheel?
Thanks for the speedy and knowledgeable response. Please see my update.
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