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    Single brake cable

    still new, and tryin to learn some things. what are the pros and cons of riding street with just a rear brake? thanks

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    There aren't any, lots of people actually ride brakeless.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    why would you not want any brakes??

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    You get better and it's less stuff to go wrong on the bike.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    ahh arite thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    You get better and it's less stuff to go wrong on the bike.
    until you hit a car because your feet wouldnt stop you in time. Have fun getting better with drain bramage amage amage. I'd rather have brakes

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    if you are dumb enough to hit a car, you shouldn't ride a bike in the first place... cars should run into you, not you into cars... and you learn a lot about control of your bike brakeless, and it is still relatively easy to stop your bike.
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    I see. how would you stop it? foot in the back tire? drag them on the ground? you got me convinced to take off my brakes after a while.

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    Foot in the back tire or feet on the ground both work. You just told me how you don't want to do it and why you would not do it, and then you are convinced? I don't think it takes much to convince you. You are just starting out, you don't need to take your brakes off yet. How old are you?
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    you gotta bunnyhop over the car

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    or bunnyhop onto a copcar, a la skinny.
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    You should always ride naked, so that you can dangle your balls in the back tire to stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    You should always ride naked, so that you can dangle your balls in the back tire to stop.
    haha. It's not that I'm convinced easily. I was joking at first, after hearing it, having no brakes would teach you a lot about control of your bike.

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    How were you joking at first? That was not a quotation of a man who was joking, but of a man who was serious and seemed to be totally against taking off his brakes due to safety issues. I can't find the ignore button, somebody help me out.
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    click on their name and go to the bottom

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    Yeah, I figured it out, it doesn't go like that anymore; you have to click to see their profile and then select "ignore". Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921
    Foot in the back tire or feet on the ground both work.
    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    You should always ride naked
    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider_921
    ...bunny hop onto a car
    Yep...to all that!
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    im goin to stick with a brake for a bit untill something goes wrong with it.

    brakeless is good just a bit sketchy sometimes
    Give me a pice of gum and i'll show u how to chew it!!

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    Pros: You can stop, you're not a trend *****
    Cons: You're not cool, and you can't stop. But you look cool and save almost a pound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
    Cons: You're not cool, and you can't stop. But you look cool and save almost a pound!
    Shouldn't that be a pro?
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    i ride brakeless and its so much better cause u dont got to worry about ur lever getting in ur way or u cable getting in the way..u get used to it after awhile

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    Technically you dont run brakeless,you are running orchids size 9 instead of a u-brake,and the pads cost a lot more to replace lol

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    Actually, I run size 10.5's. I need new ones though. I'm finally wearing them for the first time after them sitting in my room for 9 months and they no longer fit so well.
    I am Gunz. Gunz are me.

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    actually i wear size 12 and probably 12.5 now so yea

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    are we actually talking about shoes?
    holy crud, you guys, that is so...Platonic!
    Yep, I said it!
    I used the 'p' word!
    You know you're getting old when you look at a beautiful 19-year-old girl and you find yourself thinking, "Gee, I wonder what her mother looks like?"

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