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Old 07-07-07, 05:15 PM   #1
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no brakes = good times.

So I took off my brakes today, I've been meaning to for a while. I also went to the local skatepark and learned 3's. I'm not saying riding brakless is magicl, but it did the trick for me. Plus my bike looks a lot cleaner...
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Old 07-07-07, 05:16 PM   #2
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Brakeless is the way
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brakes will become a a thing of the past. fooooooo shoo.
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Old 07-07-07, 07:18 PM   #4
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Took mine off a while ago. Don't think I'm putting them back on for a long time.
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Old 07-07-07, 08:21 PM   #5
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I need my brakes. They save me from hitting trees, people, and stuff.

I don't know what i'd do without them.
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Old 07-07-07, 09:11 PM   #6
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I don't need brakes at all. I love riding brakeless so much better.
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Old 07-08-07, 06:48 PM   #7
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When i get my bmx, i'm not even going to take the ease to put them on lol.
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Old 07-09-07, 12:59 PM   #8
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Odd, seems like brakes could've prevented rev.monkeys death. Unless I read something wrong.
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Old 07-09-07, 01:01 PM   #9
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I thought his brakes snapped, or something like that.
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Old 07-09-07, 01:03 PM   #10
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sorry, bad question but whos rev.monkey?
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Old 07-09-07, 01:25 PM   #11
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He was a member on this forum, who died biking in a parking lot when a car backed up and hit him. It was something like that. RIP.
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Not to make light of the death of a fellow biker, but if the car hit him, I don't think brakes would have helped. Only time I ride with brakes are trails. I have brakes on my challenger but not on the dirtbike.
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Old 07-09-07, 05:00 PM   #13
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If you've been on a BMX for more then 5 mins you know how to stop it with no brakes. Rev.monkey was killed by an inconsiderate person that wasn't paying attention while backing out of a parking space is my understanding of the whole thing.
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Old 07-09-07, 06:45 PM   #14
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I think you mean, "Brainless is the way."

Mother Nature says, "No brain, no pain."
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Old 07-09-07, 07:09 PM   #15
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I ride with front and rear brakes. A good number of my tricks require them.

And off-topic; I've been working on the rock walk, but I can't seem to get the second part of the walk completed. I do the first 180 on my front tire, then when I land backwards, the reverse motion and my weight on the pedals cancel out and I can't continue the spin for a full 360. Any ideas? Or should I just keep watching vids of people doing it correctly...
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And off-topic; I've been working on the rock walk, but I can't seem to get the second part of the walk completed. I do the first 180 on my front tire, then when I land backwards, the reverse motion and my weight on the pedals cancel out and I can't continue the spin for a full 360. Any ideas? Or should I just keep watching vids of people doing it correctly...
Watch more videos. Practice lots more.
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Old 07-10-07, 06:15 PM   #17
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I have both brakes o/
Never tried to ride brakeless... I need brakes because I use my bike in the city... Yesterday my brakes saved me from being hitted by a truck (not by an 18 wheeler, but by those kind of cars that have space in the back for transporting things... You call both trucks, I think...) That was at an parking lot... The guy was talking with his son in the car and didin't realized I was there...
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yesterday i was doing a manual (mind you not very long and i just started) and a guy came so close to hitting my bar with his mirror.
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The bottom line is, brakes are you friends.
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I live in a downtown urban core type of area. There are plenty of fixie riders with no brakes, including from a bike messenger outfit on the next block. There are also plenty of people who have been hit and injured by them at intersections and on sidewalks because usually, instead of stopping at light changes, etc., they take little detours around things. If it was up to me, police departments would make ridding the streets of brakeless bikes a high priority. But the current obsession by mostly young men to ride without brakes is reflective of our it's-all-about-me kind of society where common sense community obligations don't matter anymore. I'm all for no brakes --- on a dedicated track. I live a mostly carless life, so I'm as much a pedestrian as I am a cyclist. I can't tell you how many times I've come close to being wiped out by a yahoo with no brakes.
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I live in a downtown urban core type of area. There are plenty of fixie riders with no brakes, including from a bike messenger outfit on the next block. There are also plenty of people who have been hit and injured by them at intersections and on sidewalks because usually, instead of stopping at light changes, etc., they take little detours around things. If it was up to me, police departments would make ridding the streets of brakeless bikes a high priority. But the current obsession by mostly young men to ride without brakes is reflective of our it's-all-about-me kind of society where common sense community obligations don't matter anymore. I'm all for no brakes --- on a dedicated track. I live a mostly carless life, so I'm as much a pedestrian as I am a cyclist. I can't tell you how many times I've come close to being wiped out by a yahoo with no brakes.
Wrong forum.
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alright, how does one stop without brakes? i just finished rebuilding my F4 yesterday, and went out rolling around town to test it out. i was going down the sidewalk and another bike (mountain-bike) came around a corner right in front of me. i hit my brakes, which are currently just rear, but i didn't have the cables clamped enough so they just slipped out, and so i didn't stop, and had to jam my heels into the ground to keep from hitting the guy. i've used the old shoe trick (rubbing toe of shoe on the tire to act as a brake) but mainly only if i need to. so how do you stop without brakes?
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Put your foot on the rear tire. Steer into the grass.
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Can you do them?

And yeah, I guess I just need to watch more vids and practice more.
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I think you mean, "Brainless is the way."

Mother Nature says, "No brain, no pain."
Nope, i'm pretty sure I meant what I said
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