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Old 01-14-13, 02:30 PM   #1
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Just said to a guy do not ride brakeless, it is no longer cool! Was I right, was I wr

On ebay, somebody asked if those Roadtopista adaptors that I make are safe for brakeless riding.
I answered,yes they are safe , also for curb hopping, if well implemented, etc....
Then I have added:"However, do not ride brakeless! It is no longer cool. And if you break the chain (it happens sometimes) you are in major trouble."

The guy got pissed off and back answered like this:
" Right, so you take me for some trend following hipster **** correct? I ask a sensible question and you come back with that. Thanks for your time. "

I have apoligized to him, however what do you think?

1) I was totally wrong?
2) I was kind of wrong, but it is better to have evidence that you are not encouraging brakeless riding, especially if you are selling stuff to those people?
3) I was kind of right. Anybody asking for brakeless riding gets told, don't. BTW it is no longer cool in 2013...?
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Old 01-14-13, 02:36 PM   #2
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1.) Cats
2.) Cat gifs
3.) Complete and total flaming of OP
4.) Some dude(s) actually taking this seriously
5.) Thread lock

oh, and kilo tt.
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Old 01-14-13, 02:46 PM   #3
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I made similar bolt on dropout converters a while ago, although mine seem a lot better.

How can you get away with only anchoring it on a single axis? Seems pretty impossible to line it up properly.
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Old 01-14-13, 02:50 PM   #4
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Riding brakeless is still cool as **** in my book.
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Old 01-14-13, 03:44 PM   #5
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This thread belongs in the Jackass thread.
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Old 01-14-13, 03:51 PM   #6
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1) It was me that asked you that.
2) You're crazy for marketing those janky things.
3) I'm still pissed.
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braekless fixies are serious business. it;s true fixie
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Old 01-14-13, 04:13 PM   #8
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Add a small screw to prevent that thing from spinning.
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Old 01-14-13, 05:00 PM   #9
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Wow, this thread.



What are you selling again?
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Old 01-14-13, 05:04 PM   #10
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i respect/support brakeless as a lifestyle choice.
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I'm not brakeless, but I have friends that are, and I totally respect that.

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Old 01-14-13, 05:07 PM   #12
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This jank-ass thing.







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Old 01-14-13, 05:09 PM   #13
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He needs to make it 4-5" taller so he can fix that pesky sloping top tube. That's the REAL problem...


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Old 01-14-13, 05:38 PM   #14
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BRB, putting brakes on.
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Old 01-14-13, 05:54 PM   #15
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Not sure if shilling to boost sales or if serious.

Either way, you win the January 2013 Championship for longest thread title.
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Old 01-14-13, 08:14 PM   #16
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Man, those things are ugly. Just get a frame with horizontal dropouts or track style fork ends ffs. Ugly bike too as the demo.
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I'm more offended by the jank ass fasteners- galvanized grade-2 bolts don't exactly scream "quality". That's just lazy product development- many a turd has been shilled, but never without the proper polish.

E: Jesus, did you trim the bolts with an angle grinder?

E2: see it works because the weight of the rider keeps the chain tight and...
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Old 01-15-13, 05:32 AM   #19
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... many a turd has been shilled...
Which seems to be the object of this thread...

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...but never without the proper polish...
...which accounts for the flaming...
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Old 01-15-13, 02:20 PM   #21
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Thanks, OP. We haven't had any threads about brakeless riding in at least two weeks. We were dying for another one.
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Old 01-15-13, 02:42 PM   #22
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Conversions are no longer cool
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Breaks are death.
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