Can a 6 gear freewheel with dérailleur be put on a coaster brake?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Gz_isaac, May 13, 2015.

  1. Gz_isaac

    Gz_isaac New Member

    Hi , first do myself motorized bike. Have some questions please help. Also iam a girl. fYI

    can I install a 6 gear freewheel with dérailleur on my crane beach cruiser bike with a rear coaster brakes?

    someone please answer.... Help? Many thanks.
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  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum! Females are allowed to participate.
  3. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman Active Member

    You won't be able to put a derailleur gearset on a coaster wheel basically because they are not compatible without serious modifications.
    Also, one cannot have both a functioning derailleur and a functioning coaster brake. The derailleur would be destroyed actuating the coaster.

    Gears + coaster (or the like) = IGH. Internally geared hubs are the way to go if you want to keep a coaster brake (or drum brake).
    Look online for something from Sturmey-Archer or Shimano Nexus/Alfine.
  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    they don't make anything like that, but it's certainly possible to have a geared coaster hub. most 3 speed internal shift hubs are coasters.