Hey everyone. First post but won't be my last.
I hadn't been cycling for nearly 25 years (I am 45) but I am trying to be fit and get more active and I live a mile from a 15 mile bike trail so
I bought a bike. It was a hybrid mountain bike ideal for concrete biking trails. It was used but in good condition.
So, I road a few times, even did a 35 mile bike. The front brakes always seemed "tight" but I thought I would get used to them or maybe it
was just me since I had not been riding in so long. About 2 weeks after having the bike. I was riding and I was approaching a road/crosswalk and I looked
up to check traffic and a car turned onto the road pretty fast (faster then usual. This was early morning and the streets we nearly empty)
and it freaked me out and I grabbed the brakes (both of them) harder than I realized and I went over the handlebars and crushed my right wrist
in the fall/flight.
So, now I am cleared by my doctor (its been 2 months) that I can resume normal activities. I think I might still wait a few weeks before I bike again.
But. now I am freaked out about going over the handlebars again.
I think it might be a good idea to take the bike into a shop and get the brakes adjusted??? But also, I found something online
called a Budbrake Modulator..that says it's designed to keep what happened to me over the handlebars from happening at all.
Does anyone here know of this or use it or maybe recommend I look into it?
Sorry for my post being long winded..but any feedback would be appreciated.