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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 09:37 
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http://road.cc/content/news/6427-budbra ... -your-bike

http://cozybeehive.blogspot.com/2009/06 ... brake.html




Now it won't take much to guess quite what I think of this... but I'll let you come to your own conclusions.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:18 
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I wouldn't have this.

My braking styles vary depending on whether I’m on or off-road and what I’m doing (and I sometimes like to pull endos)

I believe maximum braking occurs when your front is braking so hard that your rear is only just touching the ground and isn't able to offer any useful traction for braking - if you're going in a straight line anyway.

If you're braking so hard that you start to tip over, no method of front/rear distribution will help.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 15:19 
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I have been cycling for over 20 years and never have I gone over the bars as a result of too much front pressure.

You'd have to be a complete fuckwit to need this.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 20:37 
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IF you apply adverse pressure to front brake .. per Franklin and C + Mag article as penned bhy Pedoe in the past.. you just might :popcorn:

I ease off., .. lightly use the brakes evenly - backpedal on a certain USA model :yikes: (hired in Arizona last month and .. errr.. ummm .. an education ..// can I put it that way???

Personally .. from the link . I think I side with ed m here :wink:
Pod .. I ride around 8K km per year on charity/leisure/fun ride mixes hte average Swiss designed for charity is around 150 miles duration. :yikes: Me and IG are committed to a 200 miler of steep nasties for "good cause" next month :popcorn: Outer Swiss designed it /. :roll: and we will be vigilant on the steepies chosen.. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 21:11 
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you can't side with me moggie... i haven't said what i think yet :D


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The big advantage of this device, if it works as stated, is that the both brakes are applied from either lever. That means that you can apply controlled braking with one hand whilst signalling with the other. I have always felt slightly uneasy having to let go of the front brake to give a signal when approaching a junction at speed.

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always with the braking force higher at the rear.


Do what :?

That's before you even get into wanting a different balance for different conditions/surfaces/slopes.

And yes I've gone over the bars a few times (as a kid), I've come off more times through locking the back end though.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 19:37 
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always with the braking force higher at the rear.


Do what :?

That's before you even get into wanting a different balance for different conditions/surfaces/slopes.

And yes I've gone over the bars a few times (as a kid), I've come off more times through locking the back end though.


Sane here/ I would quite happily ride a bike with no rear brake but wouldn't touch one without a good front brake.

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