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    Brakeless SS

    Does anybody do this or have you seen anybody do this?

    I'll keep my opinions to myself, but this guy must be spending a fortune on shoes and tires.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH5W1Z23wPg

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    That's just asking for trouble.
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    ROFL, yes the Ted Shred thread has been beaten before.

    It's weird. It left me speechless the first time.
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    Using the shoe as a brake should only be a last resort.

    That said, I still do it just for fun sometimes.

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    I have seen a guy do this. One of the street vendors at Cincinnati reds games does this. I stopped and talked bikes with him, he showed me his bike and then demostrated his stopping technique. He stopped, not real well though.
    Not too much to say here

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    This is the jam.
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    Well that's just not efficient at all.

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    Seen this before ... anyhow, I've e-braked it before (for fun, not because I needed to) ... but if this guy really uses this as his primary stopping mechanism he has to run out of shoes frequently. The soles of shoes are (obviously) not meant to be used for this purpose and they wear through VERY quickly.

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    You guys know it's a joke right.

    Some of you are a bit dense around here...

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    Wait it's a joke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by godugr8 View Post
    you guys know it's a joke right.

    Some of you are a bit dense around here...
    prove it.

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    i hear snowflake laced wheels brake way more better.

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    although that looks like a good way to shorten one's life expectancy, ted shred seems use it to prolong his. whatever works. I predict fixed gear folding bikes will be the next rage.

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    there was a time when this method really seemed like a sweet idea to me. it takes the piss out of shoes and the smell is startling. thinking back, brakes would have been better. especially in the rain.
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    I've seen people do trick skids with it and also just for ****s and giggles. Or practice for an emergency situation.

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    some kid rolled by me on a brakeless bmx today while i was at a stoplight.

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    I've seen BMX riders do this for a while now.

    I never do it, wouldn't want to kill my Sidi's
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    Halfpipe bmx bike=brakeless ss

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    Cool. I think I'll take the brakes off my wife's Mercedes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godugr8 View Post
    You guys know it's a joke right.

    Some of you are a bit dense around here...
    I think you are mistaken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by krusty View Post
    Cool. I think I'll take the brakes off my wife's Mercedes.
    you mean her new brakeless half pipe benz
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    Quote Originally Posted by elTwitcho View Post
    you mean her new brakeless half pipe benz
    Yeah. Although she does spend rather a lot on shoes already. Maybe brakes are a good thing.

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    As a way of stopping, this is no joke. As a thread this has been done so many times by sooo many bike noobs that are think they are cool. I met Ted once at random while riding on the street and we talked for a while and are actually friends now. One of the most legit people I have met riding.

    As far as the stopping with your foot goes, it is the best brake you have other than a brake. This technique allows you to put more weight over the rear of the bike and takes no energy. And if doing it properly you are stopping the tire, not just slowing it, so there is no rubbing of your shoe, no smell, no wearing them out. Besides, he's sponsered by vans, gets more free shoes than he could possibly wear.

    And to all the "safety" police out there, you should be advocating this. If your running brakless and your chain breaks or derails, you could be f*cked. I have used this a few times to stop after my chain came off and was glad to know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stryper View Post
    As a way of stopping, this is no joke. As a thread this has been done so many times by sooo many bike noobs that are think they are cool. I met Ted once at random while riding on the street and we talked for a while and are actually friends now. One of the most legit people I have met riding.

    As far as the stopping with your foot goes, it is the best brake you have other than a brake. This technique allows you to put more weight over the rear of the bike and takes no energy. And if doing it properly you are stopping the tire, not just slowing it, so there is no rubbing of your shoe, no smell, no wearing them out. Besides, he's sponsered by vans, gets more free shoes than he could possibly wear.

    And to all the "safety" police out there, you should be advocating this. If your running brakless and your chain breaks or derails, you could be f*cked. I have used this a few times to stop after my chain came off and was glad to know it.
    Clearly you haven't seen him do this. Or watched the video. You can clearly see the wheel rotating while his shoe is on the tire, thus wearing out his shoes and creating a smell. He'll probably get killed someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by godugr8 View Post
    Using the shoe as a brake should only be a last resort.

    That said, I still do it just for fun sometimes.
    Take your shoes off then you have total Fred Flintstone Style-leeeee

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