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Old 11-29-12, 05:08 PM   #1
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Front Brakes Only Single Speed Trend

Has anyone else noticed the phenomenon that is people riding single speed bikes with just a front break? This makes sense when you're on a track bike but not a bike with a freewheel. Craziness.
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Old 11-29-12, 05:09 PM   #2
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Uhuh.
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Old 11-29-12, 05:16 PM   #4
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try single speed with no brakes, much more fun.
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Old 11-29-12, 06:03 PM   #5
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my bike likes it
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Old 11-29-12, 06:05 PM   #6
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I let my child ride a coaster brake with no hand brakes. I should be in jail.
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Old 11-29-12, 06:21 PM   #7
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Bikes are supposed to break?

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Old 11-29-12, 07:44 PM   #8
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I ride a single speed with just a front brake. Stops just fine.
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Old 11-29-12, 07:46 PM   #9
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It's silly, sure. Sillier than riding fixed with no brakes (like me)? Not even close.
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Old 11-29-12, 10:06 PM   #10
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i still love that line:
"i trust my foot more than i trust anything else"
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Old 11-29-12, 11:49 PM   #12
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Dude, I seriously don't understand that nonsense. Using your foot and using a brake to stop is like the exact same thing. Except one is ********.
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Old 11-30-12, 12:07 AM   #14
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Alright, this thread has already derailed before getting out the threadstation. Locked.
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