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    Got props for running a front brake

    Heh, I was coming home last night, approaching an intersection behind a car.
    The car had his right signal on, and looked as though he was going to run the stop sign.
    I came in close behind him, as I was going to cross the street.
    The car saw a pedestrian to the left and halted, mostly over the stop line.
    I stopped as well, right behind the car.

    The pedestrian (a guy in a trucker hat), gave me a thumbs up and said 'front brakes' as he crossed.
    I had to smile and laugh.
    I never really expect pedestrians to comment on my bike.

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    i like my front brake. it's there for me when i need it.
    love your friends... die laughing.

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    if you're looking for awe-filled gawks and props...
    no brakes is the way to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by teiaperigosa
    if you're looking for awe-filled gawks and props...
    no brakes is the way to go

    ....and then you realize that you've seen your life flash before your eyes so many times that you're bored.

    ....and then you meet your mate and realize there's more to life than looking cool.

    ....and then you turn 30.
    ...just say shimaNO

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    Quote Originally Posted by teiaperigosa
    if you're looking for awe-filled gawks and props...
    no brakes is the way to go
    I ride the bmx for that.
    The fixie gets me to work and back.

    I just found it funny that average joe hipster commented on my choice to brake.

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    hmmm well, you didn't get props from me. sorry. you lose.

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    yea...no, that def is funny...that someone would comment on there ACTUALLY being a brake on you bike

    the question is, though, when you stopped behind the car, did you use the brake, or your legs?

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    About looking cool...what's a brake have to do with looking cool? It is cool that he noticed you had a FRONT brake! Props for staying whole.

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    listen to this man. hell, i'm barely 20 and i connect with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teiaperigosa
    the question is, though, when you stopped behind the car, did you use the brake, or your legs?
    the post includes info about a sudden stop and a front brake comment, so that must mean he only used his legs

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    sure the brake might get the guys in trucker hats... if that's what you're after... but no brakes gets the chicks
    before posting, a "noob" should always ask themselves "could this have been answered by first visiting Sheldon Brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth
    sure the brake might get the guys in trucker hats... if that's what you're after... but no brakes gets the chicks
    AH SNAP!


    or is that more of a....


    Oh BURNNNNN!
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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