I hope I don't start yet another general debate so please address just the topic below.
If you have a brake installed on your bike but during the course of your riding you never use it do you feel confident that in an emergency you would instinctively use it?
I rode brakeless for a year then put a brake back on the end of my horns for the last 4 months. I have yet to use it. I have a feeling that in an emergency braking situation (beyond my chain snapping) I wouldn't even think to grab it. I would most likely avoid/back pedal/skid something else before I would have the reflex to use the brake. I am wondering if anyone else is in a similar situation and your thoughts on it? Any experiences where people had a brake, needed to us it, but just forgot/didn't think to use it?