I know this may be weird, but is there any other place to put brake levers besides the handlebars? The brakes are on the midsection of my drops like on risers, and it just looks goofy to me, especially when the brake chord is kinda long. And I wanna look like I ride brakeless, but I can't since my mom and girlfriend won't let me.
And speaking of brakeless, is riding brakeless really a good idea. Most of the people riding fixed gear in my area of the island (Oahu) are riding brakeless. I never really use my brakes, it's only really use when I need to make an urgent stop. I know being safe is important (I ride with a helmet), but for me, it's mostly about image. I think I look cooler without brakes, like I fit in with the other fixed gear guys. I'm really not to sure about it, but is riding brakeless better? And what's it like and the disadvantages?