so a googly eyes search for fail vids, you'll see what I mean, youtube has a gazillion "fail" vids (total mishaps, accidents etc, lots of them are real wincers)
but of course, viral yes, especially if your endo takes down the tv, the china, and it all falls on the dog.
Good fail videos are going viral. If I take out my flat screen, grandmas old china and kill a dog - I have to make sure I make enough money to replace all the broken items. I may use 2 or 3 cameras for a better angle choice. Thanks for the suggestion.
Later when French and Italian 10 speeds (2x5) became the dominant imports they came in Left/Front, and that became the more common arrangement and it stuck. When the CPSC stepped in, they felt brakes should be standardized so people riding unfamiliar bikes wouldn't do endos by locking the front brake. They either tossed a coin, or when with what was dominant at the time and codified Left/front, which is how it's stayed since.
Here is a photo of my cable setup with right/front. See how compact everything is. And no binding at the extreme turned front wheel position. Rubbing on the head tube, yes, but binding no.Attachment 372335
I didn't say my method was better, I just said that this is the traditional way hand brake bikes have been set up in the US for years...since I started riding the multi geared bikes back in 1960. It just so happens that riding on the right side of the road and being required to use hand signals for turning, happens to be made with ones left hand/arm so traffic to the front and rear knows your intentions. That and the fact that in the past few years, the police have been watching bicyclists more closely to make sure they do tend to follow the traffic laws for bicyclists that are intended to keep bicyclists safer. You can be fined $48 for not stopping at a stop sign or traffic signal that's red. A bicyclist is much better off when traveling along any roadway if they signal their intentions of turning or slowing, so the motorists are completely aware of the bicyclists intentions on the road. I've been riding for 56 years and have never come close to having an altercation with a vehicle. And I wasn't arguing anything as you indicate! Just stating a fact tha just happens to coincide with our state and municipal laws for riding a bicycle!
:popcorn In Summary , Opinions differ .. :fight:
My point was, if you happen to like left-front braking, you can find some semi-plausible arguments in favor of it... better for signaling left hand turns, weaker hand is on the stronger brake, etc.Quote:
Of course once you have a preference for one or the other, you can always look for reasons that your method is better.
And if you happen to prefer right-front braking, you can find similar semi-plausible arguments - more like a motorcycle, tidier cabling etc.
But the real reason you happen to prefer one over the other is more likely to be just whatever feels right to you.
One bit of actual logic that might have had the CPSC mandate front left as standard might be the case of single hand brake bikes.
Three speed coaster brake bikes were always set up with the gear control on the right (only place it can go) and the brake on the left. Even if the bike was a simple coaster brake the (optional) front brake lever went to the left, possibly because they wanted to use the same lever (levers back then were mirrored). So with front only brake bikes set up left front, it made sense that the added rear brake lever would go to the right.
This has nothing to do with right or left handedness, or which side of the road people ride on, but is simply a development that followed an earlier established pattern the way European roads followed goat tracks.
A coin flip is more likely. Actually, a coin flip would produce preferred results 50% of the time -- a better record than the regulators produce by their own devices.
I've long argued that the only way to preserve our founders' intents was with a constitutional amendment requiring that every law had to be cut into stone before it could go into effect. If not stone, at least handwritten in pen and ink. That and only that seems to be the way to prevent legislation by whim, and Congressional micromanagement.
the cross over under the down tube of the gear cables does smooth out the curve when the left shifter goes to the right frame stop..
If you have ridden British motorcycles, you know the rear brake and clutch is on the left and the front brake is always on the right. Other bikes, front brake on the right as well.
If left handed, the rear will be on your left, as it's the first brake you go to, not the front brake.
If right handed, the rear brake will be on your left, as it's the first brake you go to, not the front brake.
This is the way.