coaster brake


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coaster brake

n.
A brake and clutch on the rear wheel and drive mechanism of a bicycle operated through reverse pressure on the pedals.

coast′er brake`


n.
a brake on the hub of the rear wheel of freewheel bicycles, operated by back pressure on the pedals.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coaster brake - a brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals
bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
brake - a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
Translations

coaster brake

n (US) → Rücktrittbremse f
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Some 90% of SRAM sales are with what are known as coaster brake hubs - the chain system which allows the rider to brake just by pedalling backwards, especially popular in Germany, The Netherlands and the Nordic countries - while at least two-fifths of Shimano's sales concern the so-called freewheel hubs.
The coaster brake up front is so powerful, even in wet conditions, that I removed the rear hand brake.
Also on coaster brake bikes, make sure the chain is not rusted.
The component group also includes a coaster brake, which allows the rider to brake by pedaling backward rather than with a hand brake lever.