• not bullshit ramblings

    You came to the wrong forum...

  • Jesus.

    There is a Holy Trinity there, yes.

  • Jesus.

    is he your brake?

  • Will people please stop interrupting the conversation that Balki and I are trying to have, across continents, on matters of supreme importance? It's quite aggravating having to quote each other's posts when it could all flow so naturally.

  • is he your brake?

    only if you cross your fingers whilst squeezing the lever

  • lol just wondering if running a back brake on a fg adds any sort of benefit, and if engaging it is dangerous or not. looking for comments based on experience etc not bullshit ramblings

    I pulled my front brake while on the rollers last night.

    As a qualified scientist I should have been able to calculate the outcome, and not needed to.
    As a childish idoit, with a reckless streak. I could'nt resist the instant knowledge.

    The wheels slowed, and the momentum of my legs depressed the front tyre very slightly. I started to topple. So I released the brake and started pedaling again.

    I had secretly hoped to explode though the living room wall, in a ball of fire, accompanied by a sonic boom.

    But alas. Meh.

  • lol just wondering if running a back brake on a fg adds any sort of benefit, and if engaging it is dangerous or not. looking for comments based on experience etc not bullshit ramblings

    If you are not used to riding fixed it gives you an extra level of security.

    Engaging a rear brake is not more dangerous fixed than with a freewheel.

    I only deal in FACTS based on experience.

  • Three brakes - ultimate control, i can go faster on the descent, can save my legs a bit, and be a lots more comfortable, especially on start/stop traffic.

    Three brakes are fucking underrated.

  • Five brakes would be even better--fixie cog, rim brakes, and disk brakes. Brakes, brakes, brakes. Show the law where it can stick its pitifully under-specced brake requirements.

  • Eight brakes tiswas, you forget the face...

  • Seven brakes, you dangerously underprepared fool: Foot jammed against the rear wheel and hand jammed against the front.

    Fool to you, you non-ambidextrous two-wheel rider who don't use your true potential.

  • You lot think you're sooooooo clever.
    But what happens when if....

    Your disc brakes have sprung a leak;
    your rim brake cables have failed;
    your legs are cramped with fear; and
    you need both hands to control the handlebars?

    If you are properly prepared like me, you pull the cord.
    chinawholesaletown.com/uploadfiles/web_up_file/Training-Running-Chute_18433971794d465dfd195d72.jpg

  • Should slow me enough, not to have to employ the bar mounted airbag.

  • Brakes? Fixed gear mechanisms?

    Brakeless freewheel FTW!

  • I have done some brakeless riding recently. Now I have put one back on. It was mildly exciting.

    Thank you for listening.

  • A bit late for the TNRC bad dad award, no?

  • I rode brakeless once, scoble told me off.....

  • I ride brakeless all the time.

    At the velodrome.

  • A bit late for the TNRC bad dad award, no?

    Well, I headed down to the ceremony but couldn't stop my bike when I got there...

  • Saw a real moron a few weeks back. No rear brake, no front brake, ah must be fixed I think. Hmm flat pedals, OK no retention, whatever. Holly shit! he's riding single speed.

    So, no brakes what so ever.

    I politely suggested he might want to address this issue to be met with:

    "I've been riding as a courier like this for years".

    Darwin...

  • "I've been riding as a courier like this for years".

    Darwin...


    If he really has been a courier for years, then rather than buying him this:
    Amazon.com: The Origin of Species (9780517123201): Charles Darwin: Books
    it might bet better to buy him this
    Amazon.com: On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures eBook: Charles Babbage: Kindle Store
    which is wittier and simpler than
    Amazon.com: An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (9781613821626): Adam Smith: Books
    but gives the same lesson; that by allowing a courier to ride faster,the fitting of brakes to a bicycle permits a greater productivity, and a profit will soon be realised in spite of the initial outlay on the equipment.

  • "I've been riding as a courier like this for years" means he/she is still trying to get to their package or the recipient. They started the journey years ago and are continually foiled by bigger, heavier vehicles and hard things, like walls.

  • Hi

    I was wondering if you guys could advise me. I am building up a low pro bike (single speed) at the moment, things are going pretty well with regards to getting decent and compatible parts. Now I am looking into how I will set up the braking on this bike.

    On my current bike I only bother with a front brake. Seeing as the posture of the rider on a low pro is different I am concerned that if I were to brake from the front I would be more likely to fly head over the handlebars ..... Is this a misconception or should I really be looking into putting in a rear brake as well?

  • I don't find it makes much difference, but I do ride with both brakes for better control: cue argument.

  • Without taking the geometry into account I think the fact that its single speed and not fixed, for your own safety, would mean its probably best to use a rear brake as well as a front. But that's just my opinion.

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