OK, I respect people who ride fixed and brakeless. You guys (and gals) got a lot more balls than me on my SS. But how about someone riding geared and brakeless? WTF?
I was riding down Chestnut, and got passed by some guy on a black bike with flop and chop bulls. I figure it is a fixie, and don't really pay any mind. Then a cab pulls over to stop in front of the kid, and he damn near rear ends it and has to jump up on the sidewalk. Now it was by no means a graceful hop up. Both feet hit the ground, boys about a half inch from the top tube. Gets back on and cruises down the sidewalk out into the intersection. So I pull in behind him, and that's when I hear the derailer clacking away as he is trying to shift from a dead stop. I start looking at the bars, and no brakes. At the next intersection I see him stopping by rubbing the shoe on the back tire. And this guy was by no means in control, weaving all over the place, in-between cars. Deathwish?
Maybe he won't be riding for too much longer???