- Feb 26, 2006
I saw that, but considering the bike, I don't trust their copy. Braking with a fixie is essentially pedaling backwards. Who knows who wrote it and knows what a coaster is.
Coaster brakes are OLD tech...Growing up in the 50's and 60's, MOST of my bikes had coaster brakes...NO, you didn't have to pedal the entire time...you pedaled until you got to the speed you wanted...or got tired, stopped pedaling. The pedals stopped with you. To stop, you simply applied reverse pressure on the pedals...it's not quite "pedaling backwards." (something you can't do with coaster brakes like you would on a freewheel bike.)
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