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Old 09-18-06, 11:31 PM   #1
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Sheldon Brown!

How did you stop the bike on your solo tandem ride? It must have been impossible to reach the brakes!

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Wow, actually there was a need for suicide brake levers. They just put them on the wrong type of bikes!
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control freaks huh?

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Brakes, we don't need no steenking brakes, lol.,,,,BD
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How did you stop the bike on your solo tandem ride? It must have been impossible to reach the brakes!
This was just a little photo-op ride in a parking lot, I was never in the habit of riding this way. It was a long time ago, but stopping wouldn't have been difficult 'cause the rear brake uses an open cable, so all I had to do was yank on the cable where it ran along the top tubes.

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Talk about aero positioning...

P.S.: I dare say that if the front saddle was brought down, Sheldon could grasped the brakes in the drops.

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Old 09-19-06, 09:39 AM   #7
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Talk about aero positioning...

P.S.: I dare say that if the front saddle was brought down, Sheldon could grasped the brakes in the drops.

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yeah but then he would have lost the chin rest. . .
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... stopping wouldn't have been difficult 'cause the rear brake uses an open cable, so all I had to do was yank on the cable where it ran along the top tubes. ...
I didn't think you used the rear brake.

Actually, I sometimes use the cable yank trick on the UO-8 when waiting at red lights; makes a handly parking brake.
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