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    Front or back Break

    I know every one is sick of all the break vs breakless stuff but thats not what this is.
    i want to know whitch break you ride on your fixed gear front or back? and why my build is almost done and i want to put oneof the two on.

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    front. i have never seen anyone running a fixed gear with just a back brake. a front brake is what you want.
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    A back break can hurt.

    I prefer a front brake
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    Front brake or you could get a back break.

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    front brake gives something like 70% of stopping power, so if you need just one, i agree that it should be the front. gotta ask, though, why not both? biking is cool. brakes make it so much safer, so you can be cooler longer. or maybe not kill a pedestrian. seriously! wtf?! start a trend. oops. already started. almost all bicyclists have had two brakes forever. with a fixed gear, you'll kinda have three. maybe three is better than two, which is better than one? or you could use hub brakes and rim brakes and a fixed wheel. then you'd have five! look out campy!

    seriously. i have google give me all news articles with the word bicycle in them. way over half are about now dead bicyclists. usually involves a car, but a couple of good brakes and an alert rider and there won't be anything to write about.

    stepping off soapbox now.

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    Front brake. Yep.

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    if you need a brake, go ride a road bike.

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    There's really nothing that says "spirit of cycling" like killing everything in sight.

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    back to ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by na975 View Post
    back to ya!
    not you, the OP
    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
    There's really nothing that says "spirit of cycling" like killing everything in sight.

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    sorry bro. ^

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    rear brake on a Fixie is like a screen door on a submarine

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    My bike is new, it has no breaks, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xgecko View Post
    rear brake on a Fixie is like a screen door on a submarine

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    omg are those njs helmets

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    omg are those njs helmets
    looks like it. They need the numbers on them though
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    Quote Originally Posted by milkcratebasket View Post
    Japanese poseurs, go figure

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    omg are those njs helmets
    they look like horse riding helmets.
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    front brake with the lever on the right side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvpark View Post
    front brake with the lever on the right side.
    I just installed a new brake on my friends bike. Some idiot put the lever on the right side, so the cable has to make a very drastic bend. Not a huge deal, but very irritating when you are tired and grouchy. Besides, if you ever ride any bike ever anywhere with two brakes, you'll have the front on the left, so you'll already be used to it.
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    Breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvpark View Post
    front brake with the lever on your dominant/non-signaling hand side.
    Fix't
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    Quote Originally Posted by milkcratebasket View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    Why not use both? I do and it works great especially when it's hilly. Those who say having a rear brake is pointless, I think, are just passing on info without actually trying it out. It really makes a difference especially when it's wet outside. Some don't want the rear because of the added weight or it messes up the look of the bike. If you're stuck on only having one, then just use the front.

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    either ride with one front brake or rear brake and a front brake. what if your front brake fails on you when your chain snaps off riding down a hill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_Ross View Post
    either ride with one front brake or rear brake and a front brake. what if your front brake fails on you when your chain snaps off riding down a hill?
    What if a moose falls out of the sky and lands in your living room???????????

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