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    Breaks won't stop your bike!!!

    ... but BRAKES will. Sorry folks, just need to vent for a minute. Wish I had a nickel for every post I've read where someone is discussing the BREAKS on their bike. Okay, I feel better now. Carry on.

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    Actually, breaks will stop your bike - until they're repaired.
    Last edited by Route 66; 09-17-14 at 06:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Route 66 View Post
    Actually, breaks will stop you bike - until they're repaired.
    Agreed. A break in the steerer tube was very effective in bring my bike to a stop as the front fork and wheel came off and the head tube slammed into the pavement. But using my brakes to stop the bike has been much less painful.

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    if eye here that misteak won more thyme
    eye will loose my mind

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    This is the interwebs.................. Best to get used to poor spelling and grammar. As long as I can glean their meaning, it is fine with me............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    This is the interwebs.................. Best to get used to poor spelling and grammar. As long as I can glean their meaning, it is fine with me............

    i see it from the other perspective

    when writing something to post on the internet
    expect hundreds or thousands of people to read it
    and pay careful attention to not make it too hard to read
    and avoid common and annoying errors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
    i see it from the other perspective

    when writing something to post on the internet
    expect hundreds or thousands of people to read it
    and pay careful attention to not make it too hard to read
    and avoid common and annoying errors
    like run on sentences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBA View Post
    like run on sentences?
    had i used punctuation and capitalization
    you would see that was a perfectly decent sentence

    but
    i leave punctuating and capitalizing
    as an exercise for the reader

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    I just road my bike.

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    I should say that spelling can bug me too, but I think there are people for whom English is not a first language. I don't expect them to spell/write perfectly and would rather discuss their cycling-related issues than bother too much with grammar and spelling. But there are times...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igualmente View Post
    I should say that spelling can bug me too, but I think there are people for whom English is not a first language. I don't expect them to spell/write perfectly and would rather discuss their cycling-related issues than bother too much with grammar and spelling. But there are times...
    The "English is not their primary language" posts are usually pretty easy to spot. I certainly cut them plenty of slack. And notice, I'm really not complaining or suggesting that anything should be done about it. Just venting and hoping maybe a couple of people will read it and realize the error of their ways. So think of it as a public service announcement.

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    But will peddles keep your bike going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnett_tex View Post
    ... but BRAKES will.
    Maybe ... depending on adjustment ... and quality ... and pads ... and type of brake ... and rim material ... and system contamination ... and water ... and wet leaves on the road ...

    Actually - as I think about this - wet leaves on the road may lead to a break - which will stop your bike.
    Last edited by auldgeunquers; 09-17-14 at 11:40 AM. Reason: typo correction

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    I can bear the grammar issue as long as no one asks me to bare with them.
    Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.

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    To paraphrase Ben Franklin, "Better to not post on the Internet and be thought a fool, than to post using wrong words and remove all doubt."

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    Are the breaks connected to the rear cassette?

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    Errrmmm I can recall one time there was a break in my brake... and believe me that brake would no longer stop my bike.
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    Is this an invasion from the "Over 50" forum?

    That said, I think this needs to go here:

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    Aren't bikes--and riders--usually stopped during a break?

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    What the heck??? Somebody changed the title of my thread!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnett_tex View Post
    What the heck??? Somebody changed the title of my thread!!!
    that is two funny

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    Give me a Brake! I feel the same way to. Someone out their always has an agenda!
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    Moved to Foo from General.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    next stop
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    So Wilfred do you think that writing should go on

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