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    Biggest Load Carried and Still Skip-able

    I've got a front brake, but recently I never use it. So I'm thinking that I'll make the change to brakeless.

    So, i'm riding home and I've got a bag full of beer (three sixpacks). Not that heavy in the grand scheme of things. What I realised is that it was alot harder to skip, just harder to get the back wheel off the ground. I'm glad I kept the brake on, but only for now.

    So, what's the heaviest thing you've carried and still skipped/skidded with?

    And no hilarious photos of chinese dudes with pig carcasses and their whole family on the top-tube of their flying pigeon.
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    Please explain how your bike will work better without a front brake? Will the reduced weight make it faster? Those must be some heavy assed brakes.

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    my arse

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCjolsen
    Please explain how your bike will work better without a front brake? Will the reduced weight make it faster? Those must be some heavy assed brakes.

    Because it's something you just don't need.... Until you do. But that's even better because then you will get the attention you so desperately crave during the huge outpouring of pity regarding a crash that was completely your fault and endangered plenty of people besides yourself too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetbike

    And no hilarious photos of chinese dudes with pig carcasses and their whole family on the top-tube of their flying pigeon.
    Well you've just killed this thread.
    Carpe who?

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    about 30 pounds of groceries. backroads, only a mile or two. not recommended.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampy™
    Well you've just killed this thread.
    **** it then.....

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    well played
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    Niiiice
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    you've made a good morning...great!
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    230 pounds of human temple, running a single front brake. Not hip, can't skip (in either case, except by accident).
    Last edited by Thasiet; 01-23-07 at 01:51 PM.

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    I skip with about 30lbs of panniers on my bike, trying REALLY hard, and on a steep downhill, with all my weight forward. Only figured that out because I broke the pins out of my sh**ty as$ brake lever (hence, brakeless for a week or so)

    I'd post pictures of chinese dudes carrying huge loads too, but I haven't bookmarked any of those sites.
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    30 pack of pbr and I can still skid and skip. Cant really carry much more than that in my bag.

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    BOB trailer with about 50lbs of touring gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryanp
    30 pack of pbr and I can still skid and skip. Cant really carry much more than that in my bag.
    I was about to post the exact same thing. I think my reload was sized to exactly fit one thirty pack.

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    I toured with roughly 30-40 lbs on a brakeless thang once. It was really stupid and almost unskippable on steep grades.

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    2 bikes on a bike rack held on a mess bag ridden brakeless 18 miles.












    JUST KIDDING... it was pretty sweet using a car bike rack like that though
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    on relatively flat roads i've skipped and skidded with a case of bottles and a couple tall boys in my bag. I would never try that isht up here in the mountains though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun17
    **** it then.....
    Thank you for making this thread worthwhile.

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    Get one of those front baskets or pizza box frames and carry your beer up there. That'll help unweight the back tire. A smaller wheel upfront also helps.


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